Askainen

Askainen (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈɑskɑinen]; Swedish: Villnäs) is a former municipality of Finland. Together with Lemu, it was consolidated with Masku on January 1, 2009.

Askainen

Askainen – Villnäs
Askaisten kunta
Villnäs kommun

Coat of arms
CountryFinland
ProvinceWestern Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionTurku
Merged into MaskuJanuary 1, 2009
Government
  City managerPekka Määttänen
Area
  Total61.52 km2 (23.75 sq mi)
  Land61.26 km2 (23.65 sq mi)
  Water0.26 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Area rank411th
Population
 (2003)
  Total931
  Rank414th
  Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
 +0.6% change
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Official languagesFinnish
Urbanisation32.4%
Unemployment rate8.4%
ClimateDfb
Websitehttp://www.askainen.fi/

It is located in southwestern part of the country in the Varsinais-Suomi region. The municipality had a population of 938 (2004-12-31) and covered an area of 61.52 km² (excluding sea) of which 0.26 km² is inland water. The population density was 15.31 inhabitants per km².

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

Notable residents

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