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Finströms kommun
Åland folk high school
Åland folk high school
Coat o airms o Finström
Coat o airms
Location of Finström in Finland
Location of Finström in Finland
Finström is locatit in Åland
Location in Åland
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
Region Åland
Sub-region Åland Countryside sub-region
 • Municipal manager Katarina Sundberg
Aurie (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 172.48 km2 (66.59 sq mi)
 • Laund 123.25 km2 (47.59 sq mi)
 • Watter 49.23 km2 (19.01 sq mi)
Aurie rank 316t lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Tot 2,538
 • Rank 266t lairgest in Finland
 • Density 20.59/km2 (53.3/sq mi)
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Swedish 93.8% (offeecial)
 • Finnish 3.4%
 • Ithers 2.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 18.9%
 • 15 tae 64 63.9%
 • 65 or aulder 17.2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%

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

The municipality haes a population o 2,538 (31 August 2013)[2] o which 93.8% speak Swadish an 3.4% Finnish as thair first leid.[6] The municipality covers an aurie o 172.48 square kilometres (66.59 sq mi) o which 49.23 km2 (19.01 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is 20.59 inhabitants per square kilometre (53.3/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 keeng Gustavus Vasa stayed wi his entourage o 312 fowk for a few days in the ware o 1556. Keeng 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 by municipality as of 1 Januar 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swadish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swadish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  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.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  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.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
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