Särkisalo

Särkisalo (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsærkiˌsɑlo]; Swedish: Finby) is a former municipality of Finland, located mostly on Särkisalo island. It was consolidated with Salo on January 1, 2009.

Särkisalo

SärkisaloFinby
Särkisalon kunta
Finby kommun
Coat of arms of Särkisalo
Coat of arms
Särkisalo.sijainti.suomi.2008.svg
CountryFinland
ProvinceWestern Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionSalo
Merged with SaloJanuary 1, 2009
Government
 • City managerPaavo Karila
Area
 • Total82.85 km2 (31.99 sq mi)
 • Land81.79 km2 (31.58 sq mi)
 • Water1.06 km2 (0.41 sq mi)
Area rank405th
Population
 (2003)
 • Total723
 • Rank420th
 • Density8.7/km2 (23/sq mi)
 −2.8 % change
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Official languagesFinnish
Urbanisation0.0%
Unemployment rate10.5%
ClimateDfb
Websitehttp://www.sarkisalo.fi/

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality had a population of 710 (2004-12-31) and covered an area of 82.85 km² (excluding sea) of which 1.06 km² is inland water. The population density was 8.68 inhabitants per km².

The municipality was bilingual, with majority being Finnish and minority Swedish speakers.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Särkisalo at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 60°06′50″N 22°57′00″E / 60.11389°N 22.95000°E / 60.11389; 22.95000