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Country  Finland
Charter  1869
Municipal tax rate  18.5%
Local time  Friday 12:48 PM
Team  Kaarinan Pojat
Sub-region  Turku sub-region
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Area  179.5 km²
Region  Southwest Finland
Area rank  276th largest in Finland
Weather  4°C, Wind SW at 21 km/h, 95% Humidity

Kaarina ([ˈkɑːrinɑ]; Swedish: S:t Karins, i.e. Saint Catherine′s) is a small town and municipality of Finland.


Map of Kaarina, Finland

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 32,533 (31 March 2016) and covers an area of 150.42 square kilometres (58.08 sq mi) of which 29.15 km2 (11.25 sq mi) is water. The population density is 216.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (560/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish, with a Swedish minority and e.g. a Swedish comprehensive school. Bilinguality was proposed but rejected 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 Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Kaarina:

  • National Coalition Party 29.7%
  • Social Democratic Party 21.2%
  • True Finns 17.8%
  • Left Alliance 9.5%
  • Green League 7.1%
  • Centre Party 6.6%
  • Swedish People's Party 3.4%
  • Christian Democrats 2.8%
  • Twin towns — Sister cities

    Kaarina is twinned with:

  • Jõgeva, Estonia
  • Enköping, Sweden
  • Nedre Eiker, Norway
  • Szentes, Hungary
  • Sovetsky, Russia
  • References

    Kaarina Wikipedia