Eurajoki (Swedish: Euraåminne) is a municipality of Finland located in the region of Satakunta in the province of Western Finland. The municipality has a population of 9,387 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 1,504.96 square kilometres (581.07 sq mi) of which 298.39 km2 (115.21 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 27.18 inhabitants per square kilometre (70.4/sq mi).

Eurajoki
Euraåminne
Municipality
Eurajoen kunta
Euraåminne kommun
Vuojoki Manor at Eurajoki, designed by Carl Ludvig Engel
Vuojoki Manor at Eurajoki, designed by Carl Ludvig Engel
Coat of arms of Eurajoki
Location of Eurajoki in Finland
Location of Eurajoki in Finland
Coordinates: 61°12′N 021°44′E / 61.200°N 21.733°E / 61.200; 21.733Coordinates: 61°12′N 021°44′E / 61.200°N 21.733°E / 61.200; 21.733
Country Finland
RegionSatakunta
Sub-regionRauma sub-region
Charter1869
Government
 • Municipality managerHarri Hiitiö
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,504.96 km2 (581.07 sq mi)
 • Land345.39 km2 (133.36 sq mi)
 • Water298.39 km2 (115.21 sq mi)
Area rank223rd largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[2]
 • Total9,387
 • Rank107th largest in Finland
 • Density27.18/km2 (70.4/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others0.9%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1417.1%
 • 15 to 6456.7%
 • 65 or older26.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]18%
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.eurajoki.fi

Two of Finland's four nuclear reactors are on the island of Olkiluoto in Eurajoki, and a third one is under construction. The two other operating reactors are at the Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

TransportEdit

The distance from the church village of Eurajoki to the nearest town, Rauma, is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi), and to the nearest city, Pori, is 35 kilometres (22 mi).[6] Highway 8 (E8) and the railway between Kokemäki and Rauma[7] run through the municipality.

PoliticsEdit

Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Eurajoki:

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  3. ^ "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 March 2009.
  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. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Eurajoki - Portaali" (in Finnish). Municipality of Eurajoki. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  7. ^ Rauman rautatien historiaa (in Finnish)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Eurajoki at Wikimedia Commons