Nousiainen (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈnousiˌɑinen]; Swedish: Nousis) is a municipality of Finland.


Nousiaisten kunta
Nousis kommun
Nousiainen Church

Coat of arms
Location of Nousiainen in Finland
Coordinates: 60°36′N 022°05′E
Country Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionTurku sub-region
  Municipal managerJuhani Kylämäkilä
  Total199.55 km2 (77.05 sq mi)
  Land198.81 km2 (76.76 sq mi)
  Water0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Area rank263rd largest in Finland
  Rank182nd largest in Finland
  Density23.81/km2 (61.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.3% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1421.7%
  15 to 6464.5%
  65 or older13.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%

Located in the Southwest Finland region. The Finnish-speaking municipality has a population of 4,733 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 199.55 square kilometres (77.05 sq mi) of which 0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 23.81 inhabitants per square kilometre (61.7/sq mi)..


Nousiainen was the first seat of the bishop of Finland until the early 13th century, whereafter the seat was shifted to Turku. It remained, however, a place of pilgrimage throughout the Middle Ages.[6] The coat of arms of Nousiainen depicts Bishop Henry and Lalli.



  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. David Kirby, A Concise History of Finland (Cambridge, 2006), p. 7.

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