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Salon kaupunki
Salo toun centre bi nicht
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Location o Salo in Finland
Location o Salo in Finland
Coordinates: 60°23′10″N 023°07′30″E / 60.38611°N 23.12500°E / 60.38611; 23.12500Coordinates: 60°23′10″N 023°07′30″E / 60.38611°N 23.12500°E / 60.38611; 23.12500
Kintra Finland
RegionFinland Proper
Mercat toun1887
Ceety richts1960
 • Ceety managerAntti Rantakokko
 • Ceety50,966
 • Density0/km2 (0/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Salo (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsɑlo]) is a toun an municipality o Finland.

It is locatit in the Finland Proper region. The municipality haes a population o 50,966[2] (Februar 28, 2023) an covers an aurie o 2,168.30 square kilometre (837.19 sq mi) o which 181.78 km2 (70.19 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is 25.66/km2 (66.5/sq mi).

In Finnish salo means woodland, backwoods but an aw a woodit island. It is thocht that Salo haes meant the island that ower thoosan years ago existit tae the sooth o the current toun but is the day a hill, no even vera close tae the sea.[6]

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Salo haes existit as a centre o rural commerce syne at least the 16t century, grewn in the location whaur the Great Costal Road,[7] the important East-Wast road, crossed River Salo; the river providit the fairway tae the sea. In 1887 Salo offeecially became a mercat toun an, in the beginnin o 1891, an independent municipality.[8] The aurie o the municipality wis initially vera sma, anerlie 0.65 km². In 1932 it grew tae 18 km² when auries frae neighbourin Uskela an Halikko wur annexed tae Salo. Eventually Salo became a toun in 1960. The day its main claim tae notability is as a developin an manufacturin plant for Nokia, an can therefore be considered as the oreeginal hame toun o Nokia phones. Nokia an aw is ane o biggest employers in this region.

Salo is locatit atween the caipital Helsinki an the regional caipital Turku, makkin it a busy sma ceety. The short distance frae thir bigger ceeties keeps the Salo region an its business life growin. Fermin an aw plays a considerable pairt in the aurie.

The municipality o Uskela wis consolidatit wi Salo 1967. The municipalities o Halikko, Kiikala, Kisko, Kuusjoki, Muurla, Perniö, Pertteli, Suomusjärvi an Särkisalo wur consolidatit wi Salo in the beginnin o 2009.

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Salo haes seiven sister ceeties:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d e "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 Januar 2018.
  2. a b "Preliminar population structur bi aurie, 2022M01*-2023M02*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 4 Apryle 2023.
  3. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "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 Mairch 2009.
  4. a b "Luettelo kuntien ja seurakuntien tuloveroprosenteista vuonna 2023". Tax Admeenistration o Finland. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 7 Mey 2023.
  5. a b c d e "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009.
  6. Paikkala et al. (2007). "Suomalainen paikannimikirja", p.398. Karttakeskus: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus. ISBN 9789515939760.
  7. Salminen, Tapio (1993). "Suuri Rantatie", Tielaitos. ISBN 9513710440.
  8. Alifrosti, Kari (1996). "Salon ja Uskelan historia 1869-1990", Salon Kaupunki. ISBN 9519615210.
  9. "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Elva linn. Archived frae the original on 18 December 2012. Retrieved 23 Julie 2011.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)

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