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Kaarina
S:t Karins
Town
Kaarinan kaupunki
S:t Karins stad
Coat of arms of Kaarina
Location of Kaarina in Finland
Location of Kaarina in Finland
Coordinates: 60°24′N 022°22′E / 60.400°N 22.367°E / 60.400; 22.367
Country Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionTurku sub-region
Metropolitan areaTurku metropolitan area
Charter1869
Government
 • Town managerHarri Virta
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total179.58 km2 (69.34 sq mi)
 • Land150.57 km2 (58.14 sq mi)
 • Water29.15 km2 (11.25 sq mi)
 • Rank276th largest in Finland
Population
 (2023-12-31)[2]
 • Total36,335
 • Rank32nd largest in Finland
 • Density241.32/km2 (625.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish89.3% (official)
 • Swedish4.9%
 • Others5.8%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1418.5%
 • 15 to 6460.3%
 • 65 or older21.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
ClimateDfb
Websitekaarina.fi

Kaarina (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːrinɑ]; Swedish: S:t Karins, i.e. "Saint Catherine's") is a town in Finland, located in the region of Southwest Finland. It lies south of the regional capital, Turku. The population of Kaarina is approximately 36,000, while the sub-region has a population of approximately 347,000. It is the 32nd most populous municipality in Finland, and the second largest municipality in the Southwest Finland region after Turku.

Kaarina has 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 241.32 inhabitants per square kilometre (625.0/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingual Finnish, with a Swedish minority and a Swedish comprehensive school. Bilingualism was proposed but rejected in 2015.

The famous artist Tom of Finland was born in Kaarina. Kaarina has a football team called Kaarinan Pojat. The Kino Piispanristi[6] is the largest independent cinema in Southwest Finland.

The municipality of Kuusisto was merged with Kaarina in 1946. The municipality of Piikkiö was merged with Kaarina in 2009. At the same time, Kaarina adopted Piikkiö's coat of arms.

Climate

Climate data for Kaarina Yltöinen (1991-2020 normals, extremes 1959- present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
10.0
(50.0)
14.1
(57.4)
22.9
(73.2)
29.3
(84.7)
31.2
(88.2)
33.2
(91.8)
32.2
(90.0)
26.2
(79.2)
18.6
(65.5)
14.1
(57.4)
11.0
(51.8)
33.2
(91.8)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) −0.9
(30.4)
−1.1
(30.0)
2.8
(37.0)
8.9
(48.0)
15.4
(59.7)
19.6
(67.3)
22.5
(72.5)
21.3
(70.3)
16.1
(61.0)
9.3
(48.7)
4.1
(39.4)
1.1
(34.0)
9.9
(49.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.6
(25.5)
−4.3
(24.3)
−1.3
(29.7)
4.0
(39.2)
10.0
(50.0)
14.5
(58.1)
17.5
(63.5)
16.2
(61.2)
11.5
(52.7)
6.0
(42.8)
1.9
(35.4)
−1.3
(29.7)
5.9
(42.6)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −6.9
(19.6)
−7.9
(17.8)
−5.2
(22.6)
−0.5
(31.1)
4.3
(39.7)
9.1
(48.4)
12.2
(54.0)
11.2
(52.2)
7.2
(45.0)
2.8
(37.0)
−0.7
(30.7)
−4.1
(24.6)
1.8
(35.2)
Record low °C (°F) −36.7
(−34.1)
−37.4
(−35.3)
−30.0
(−22.0)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−7.2
(19.0)
−2.5
(27.5)
2.0
(35.6)
−0.6
(30.9)
−8.0
(17.6)
−16.8
(1.8)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−35.8
(−32.4)
−37.4
(−35.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 54
(2.1)
41
(1.6)
37
(1.5)
32
(1.3)
35
(1.4)
57
(2.2)
71
(2.8)
78
(3.1)
56
(2.2)
74
(2.9)
67
(2.6)
68
(2.7)
671
(26.4)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 19 15 13 11 10 12 13 14 13 16 18 20 174
Average relative humidity (%) 92 89 82 75 71 73 77 81 85 89 93 92 83
Source 1: https://helda.helsinki.fi/items/d7ce3a4f-bf47-4453-be76-2a0de738c59a
Source 2: https://kilotavu.com/asema-taulukko.php?asema=100934

Politics

Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Kaarina:

Images

International relations

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Finland

Twin towns — Sister cities

Kaarina is twinned with:[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Immigration record high in Finland in 2023". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 25 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Demographic Structure by area as of 31 December 2022". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  4. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003–2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Luettelo kuntien ja seurakuntien tuloveroprosenteista vuonna 2023". Tax Administration of Finland. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  6. ^ "Meistä – Kino Piispanristi". Kino Piispanristi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2022-10-15.
  7. ^ "Kaarinalla on viisi ystävyyskaupunkia" (in Finnish). City of Kaarina. 7 April 2015. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Ukrainan sota katkaisi ystävyyden Kaarinan ja entisen Johanneksen väliltä – Johannes-seuran puheenjohtaja moittii ratkaisua". Kaarina-lehti (in Finnish). 2022-03-08. Retrieved 2023-03-31.