Kustavi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈkustɑʋi]; Swedish: Gustavs) is a municipality of Finland.

Kustavi

Gustavs
Municipality
Kustavin kunta
Gustavs kommun
Coat of arms of Kustavi
Coat of arms
Location of Kustavi in Finland
Location of Kustavi in Finland
Coordinates: 60°32.8′N 021°21.5′E / 60.5467°N 21.3583°E / 60.5467; 21.3583Coordinates: 60°32.8′N 021°21.5′E / 60.5467°N 21.3583°E / 60.5467; 21.3583
Country Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionVakka-Suomi sub-region
Charter1874
Government
 • Municipal managerVeijo Katara
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total770.15 km2 (297.36 sq mi)
 • Land166.43 km2 (64.26 sq mi)
 • Water603.45 km2 (232.99 sq mi)
Area rank273rd largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total924
 • Rank303rd largest in Finland
 • Density5.55/km2 (14.4/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish96.9% (official)
 • Swedish1.3%
 • Others1.8%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1412.3%
 • 15 to 6461.3%
 • 65 or older26.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.25%
Websitewww.kustavi.fi

It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 924 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 770.15 square kilometres (297.36 sq mi) of which 603.45 km2 (232.99 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.55 inhabitants per square kilometre (14.4/sq mi).

There are over 2,000 isles within the municipal area.

The municipality is a very popular summer resort and contains over 2,800 summer cottages. The population increases tenfold during the summer months. The larger events are Volter Kilpi literature week in July and Salmon market (Lohimarkkinat) in August. The basic services of the municipality include 3 groceries, a liquor store, a library and a bank. There are two ferry connections to Brändö and Iniö.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish even though it is located adjacent to the Swedish speaking Åland-region.

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]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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 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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kustavi at Wikimedia Commons

 
Inside Kustavi church
 
Kustavi church
 
Inside Kustavi church