Karis (Finland Swedish: [ˈkɑːris] (listen); Finnish: Karjaa [ˈkɑrjɑː]) is a town and former municipality in Finland. On January 1, 2009, it was consolidated with Ekenäs and Pohja to form the new municipality of Raseborg; Finnish: Raasepori.
Karis – Karjaa
Location of Karis in Finland
|• Total||214.76 km2 (82.92 sq mi)|
|• Land||196.82 km2 (75.99 sq mi)|
|• Water||17.94 km2 (6.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||43/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||38% (official)|
|• Swedish||59% (official)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
It is located in the Finnish province of Southern Finland and is part of Uusimaa, one of the regions of Finland. The town had a population of 9,155 (as of 31 December 2008) and covered a land area of 196.82 square kilometres (75.99 sq mi). The population density was 46.51 inhabitants per square kilometre (120.5/sq mi).
Karis railway station is on both the Rantarata line, connecting Helsinki Central railway station and Turku Central railway station; and on the Hanko–Hyvinkää railway where it is the junction station for branch line services to Hanko railway station. By driving along the national road 51 to Helsinki, the minimum distance is about 75 kilometers.
Stage magician Simo Aalto came from the town.
- "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2008" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
- "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2008". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
Media related to Karis at Wikimedia Commons
VR Class Tk3 steam locomotive no. 1170 in Karis
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