Kaarina (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːrinɑ]; Swedish: S:t Karins, i.e. Saint Catherine's) is a small town and municipality of Finland.


S:t Karins
Kaarinan kaupunki
S:t Karins stad

Coat of arms
Location of Kaarina in Finland
Coordinates: 60°24′N 022°22′E
Country Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionTurku sub-region
  Town managerHarri Virta
  Total179.58 km2 (69.34 sq mi)
  Land150.34 km2 (58.05 sq mi)
  Water29.15 km2 (11.25 sq mi)
Area rank276th largest in Finland
  Rank35th largest in Finland
  Density222.49/km2 (576.2/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish93.9% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1420%
  15 to 6465.6%
  65 or older14.3%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]18.5%

It is located in the Southwest Finland region and is a neighbouring town of Turku, which is the capital of Southwest Finland, therefore Kaarina is a part of the Greater Turku region. The municipality has a population of 33,449 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 179.58 square kilometres (69.34 sq mi) of which 29.15 km2 (11.25 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 222.49 inhabitants per square kilometre (576.2/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish, with a Swedish minority and e.g. a Swedish comprehensive school. Bilinguality was proposed but rejected in 2015.

The famous fetish artist Tom of Finland was born in Kaarina. Kaarina has a well known football team Kaarinan Pojat.

The municipality of Kuusisto was consolidated with Kaarina in 1946. The municipality of Piikkiö was consolidated with Kaarina on January 1, 2009. At the same time, Kaarina adopted the coat of arms of Piikkiö.


Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Kaarina:


International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Kaarina is twinned with:[7]

See also

Kaarina Honkola (lady Electrician or something) (1997)


  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  6. "Kaarinalla on viisi ystävyyskaupunkia" (in Finnish). City of Kaarina. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2019.

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