Oulunsalo (Swedish: Oulunsalo, also formerly Uleåsalo) is former municipality in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, in Finland. Along with Haukipudas, Kiiminki and Yli-Ii it lost its municipal status and was merged with the city of Oulu on 1 January 2013. The municipality had a population of 9,746 (31 December 2012)[2] and covered an area of 211.22 square kilometres (81.55 sq mi), of which 127.86 km2 (49.37 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 116.915/km2 (302.81/sq mi). The municipality was founded in 1882.

Former municipality
Oulunsalon kunta
Oulunsalo kommun
The town hall of Oulunsalo
The town hall of Oulunsalo
Coat of arms of Oulunsalo
Coat of arms
Location of Oulunsalo
Coordinates: 64°56′N 025°25′E / 64.933°N 25.417°E / 64.933; 25.417Coordinates: 64°56′N 025°25′E / 64.933°N 25.417°E / 64.933; 25.417
RegionNorthern Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionOulu sub-region
 • Municipal managerSirkka Ylitervo
 • Total211.22 km2 (81.55 sq mi)
 • Land83.36 km2 (32.19 sq mi)
 • Water127.86 km2 (49.37 sq mi)
 • Total9,746
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Oulu Airport is located in Oulunsalo.

Oulunsalo was one of the fastest growing areas in Finland, among the other municipalities around Oulu.

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.[3] The municipality had also been known as Uleåsalo in Swedish. The Swedish name is now considered outdated, according to the Institute for the Languages of Finland.[4]


Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Oulunsalo:

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  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.12.2012" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  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.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Kuntien nimet ja niiden taivutus" (in Finnish). Research Institute for the Languages of Finland. 14 January 2009. Archived from the original on 23 December 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2009.

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