Kaskinen

Kaskinen (Swedish: Kaskö) is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Ostrobothnia region. The population of Kaskinen is 1,278 (31 December 2020)[2] and the municipality covers an area of 10.49 km2 (4.05 sq mi) (excluding sea areas) of which 0.16 km2 (0.062 sq mi) is inland water (1 January 2018).[1] The population density is 121.83/km2 (315.5/sq mi). Kaskinen is the smallest municipality in Finland with a town status[6] and its only border neighbor is the town of Närpes.

Kaskinen

Kaskö
Town
Kaskisten kaupunki
Kaskö stad
Kaskinen
Kaskinen
Coat of arms of Kaskinen
Coat of arms
Location of Kaskinen in Finland
Location of Kaskinen in Finland
Coordinates: 62°22′N 021°15′E / 62.367°N 21.250°E / 62.367; 21.250Coordinates: 62°22′N 021°15′E / 62.367°N 21.250°E / 62.367; 21.250
Country Finland
RegionOstrobothnia
Sub-regionSuupohjan rannikkoseutu
Founded1785
Government
 • City managerMarlene Svens
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total175.36 km2 (67.71 sq mi)
 • Land10.49 km2 (4.05 sq mi)
 • Water164.87 km2 (63.66 sq mi)
Area rank312th largest in Finland
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total1,278
 • Rank288th largest in Finland
 • Density121.83/km2 (315.5/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish68.1% (official)
 • Swedish28.1%
 • Others3.9%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1411.8%
 • 15 to 6467.1%
 • 65 or older21%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%
Unemployment rate65%
Websitewww.kaskinen.fi

The population is bilingual with a majority speaking Finnish (68%) and the minority Swedish (28%).[3]

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 "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Joulukuu 2020" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  3. ^ a b "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 and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  6. ^ The Island Town of Artisans, Fishermen and Sailors – Visit Kaskinen

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kaskinen at Wikimedia Commons

 
Kaskinen town hall