Kristinestad

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Kristinestad

KristinestadKristiinankaupunki
Town
Kristinestads stad
Kristiinankaupungin kaupunki
Kristinestad in 2019
Kristinestad in 2019
Coat of arms of Kristinestad
Coat of arms
Location of Kristinestad in Finland
Location of Kristinestad in Finland
Coordinates: 62°16′N 021°21′E / 62.267°N 21.350°E / 62.267; 21.350Coordinates: 62°16′N 021°21′E / 62.267°N 21.350°E / 62.267; 21.350
Country Finland
RegionOstrobothnia
Sub-regionSuupohjan rannikkoseutu
Founded1649[1]
Government
 • Town managerMila Segervall
Area
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,678.98 km2 (648.26 sq mi)
 • Land682.53 km2 (263.53 sq mi)
 • Water996.45 km2 (384.73 sq mi)
Area rank124th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-03-31)[3]
 • Total6,405
 • Rank150th largest in Finland
 • Density9.38/km2 (24.3/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Swedish56.6% (official)
 • Finnish42.2%
 • Others1.2%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1411.9%
 • 15 to 6451.4%
 • 65 or older36.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[6]21.5%
Websitewww.kristinestad.fi

Kristinestad (Finland Swedish: [krisˈtiːneˌstɑːd], Sweden Swedish: [krɪsˈtîːnɛˌstɑːd];[7][8] Finnish: Kristiinankaupunki [ˈkristiːnɑŋˌkɑu̯puŋki]; Latin: Christinea) is a town and a municipality in Finland. It is located in the western part of Finland on the shore of the Bothnian Sea. The population of Kristinestad is 6,405 (31 March 2021)[3] and the municipality covers an area of 682.53 km2 (263.53 sq mi) (excluding sea areas) of which 14.66 km2 (5.66 sq mi) is inland water (1 January 2018).[2] The population density is 9.38/km2 (24.3/sq mi). The population is bilingual with a majority speaking Swedish (57%) and the minority Finnish (42%).[4] The town was chartered in 1649 by Per Brahe the Younger at Koppö island and is named for Queen Christina of Sweden.[1] Kristinestad is known for its old town with low wooden houses and narrow alleys. In April, 2011, Kristinestad became Finland's first Cittaslow community.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Kristinestad is twinned with:

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Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Kristinestad has a continental subarctic climate (Dfc).

Climate data for Kristinestad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −8
(18)
−7.8
(18.0)
−3.7
(25.3)
1.9
(35.4)
9
(48)
14
(57)
15.7
(60.3)
13.8
(56.8)
8.8
(47.8)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.3
(29.7)
−5.6
(21.9)
3.4
(38.1)
Average precipitation days 10 8 9 8 7 8 11 11 11 11 11 11 116
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source = [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Get to known the town: Urban traditions since 1649 – Visit Kristinestad
  2. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  6. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  7. ^ http://kaino.kotus.fi/svenskaortnamn/?a=find&qfind=Kristinestad
  8. ^ http://bebyggelsenamn.sls.fi/bebyggelsenamn/2375/kristinestad-kristinestad/

External links[edit]

Media related to Kristinestad at Wikimedia Commons