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Living in Uusikaupunki

Information on Uusikaupunki

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Uusikaupunki is a small city by the sea on the south-west coast of Finland, near the cities of Turku (70 km) and Rauma (50 km). The population of the city is approximately 15,700. Despite its name (literally, ‘Uusikaupunki’ means ‘New City’), the city was founded in 1617.

Geography

  • Land area 502,75 km2
  • Sea area 1382,24 km2
  • Distances: Rauma 50 km, Turku 70 km, Helsinki 230 km

Population

  • Population 15,700 (12/2018)
  • Swedish-speaking 0,4 % of population (2018)
  • Other nationalities 3,9 % of population (2018)

Economy and employment

  • Tax rate 20,75 (2019)
  • Unemployment rate 6,08 (annual mean 2018)

Connections

  • Turku Airport - passanger and cargo (70 km)
  • Freight railway station in Uusikaupunki
  • Passanger railway station in Turku (70 km)
  • Highway number 8 through Laitila (18 km)
  • Ports of Hepokari and Yara with 10 m and 7 m channels
  • Guest harbour Pakkahuone (coordinates: 60°47,9´ / 21°24,4´)