Finström

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Finström
Municipality
Finströms kommun
Åland folk high school
Åland folk high school
Coat of airms o Finström
Coat airms
Location of Finström in Finland
Location of Finström in Finland
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Coordinates: 60°14′N 019°59.5′E / 60.233°N 19.9917°E / 60.233; 19.9917Coordinates: 60°14′N 019°59.5′E / 60.233°N 19.9917°E / 60.233; 19.9917
Kintra Finland
RegionÅland
Sub-regionÅland Countryside sub-region
Govrenment
 • Municipal managerKatarina Sundberg
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total172.50 km2 (66.60 sq mi)
 • Laund123.25 km2 (47.59 sq mi)
 • Water49.23 km2 (19.01 sq mi)
Area rank289t lairgest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total2,592
 • Rank245t lairgest in Finland
 • Density21.03/km2 (54.5/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Swedish93.8% (offeecial)
 • Finnish3.4%
 • Ithers2.9%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1418.9%
 • 15 tae 6463.9%
 • 65 or aulder17.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%
Websitewww.finstrom.ax

Finström is a municipality o Åland, an autonomous territory o Finland.

The municipality haes a population o 2,592 (31 Januar 2019)[2] o which 93.8% speak Swadish an 3.4% Finnish as thair first leid.[6] The municipality covers an aurie o 172.50 square kilometre (66.60 sq mi) o which 49.23 km2 (19.01 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is 21.03 inhabitants per square kilometre (54.5/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Swadish.

Godby is the seicont biggest biggit-up aurie in Åland efter Mariehamn, inhabitit bi 900 fowk, or ane-thirds o the municipality's population. A pharmacy, banks, a post office, a soummin haw an a halth centre are amang the amenities that can be foond in Godby.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Finström wis widely inhabitit in the Viking era. The kirk o St. Michael is ane o the auldest in Åland wi the auldest pairts datin frae the 12t century. Grelsby kungsgård wis the place whaur king Gustavus Vasa stayed wi his entourage o 312 fowk for a few days in the ware o 1556. King Gustaf IV Adolf stayed thare for sax weeks in the simmer o 1808 prior tae the loss o Finland tae Roushie an aw.

St. Michael's Kirk

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Finström is richt in the middle o mainland Åland an is bordered bi a tot o five municipalities: Sund tae the east, Saltvik tae the northeast, Geta tae the north, Hammarland tae the wast an Jomala tae the sooth.

Långsjön, the lairgest lake in Åland, is locatit in the municipality, as is the Almskogen natur reserve. Notable bays include Kasviken an Ödkarbyviken.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Godby is bi far the centre o Finström's economy. The biggest employer in the municipality is Optinova wi 130 employees. Tourism is an important line o business an aw.

Agricultural products grown especially in the northren pairts o Finström include apples an various vegetables, an fishin is a soorce o income for some.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 Januar 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 Mairch 2019.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009.
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.
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