Kauniainen (Swadish: Grankulla) is a sma toun an a municipality o 8,649 indwallers (31 Januar 2011) indwallers.[2] in the Helsinki Metropolitan Aurie, Finland. It is surroondit bi the ceety o Espoo, in Greater Helsinki. Kauniainen wis foondit bi a corporation in 1906, AB Grankulla, that parcelled land an creatit a suburb for villas; Kauniainen received the status o a mercat toun in 1920, the Finnish name in 1949, an the title o kaupunki ("ceety, toun") in 1972.


Kauniaisten kaupunkiGrankulla stad
Villa Junghans in Kauniainen
Villa Junghans in Kauniainen
Coat of airms o Kauniainen
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Location o Kauniainen in Finland
Location o Kauniainen in Finland
Coordinates: 60°13′N 024°44′E / 60.217°N 24.733°E / 60.217; 24.733Coordinates: 60°13′N 024°44′E / 60.217°N 24.733°E / 60.217; 24.733
Kintra Finland
Sub-regionHelsinki sub-region
Ceety richts1972
 • Toun managerTorsten Widén
 • Total6.00 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
 • Laund5.88 km2 (2.27 sq mi)
 • Water0.12 km2 (0.05 sq mi)
Area rank313t lairgest in Finland
 • Total9,559
 • Rank108t lairgest in Finland
 • Density1625.68/km2 (4,210.5/sq mi)
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish57.7% (offeecial)
 • Swadish38.3% (offeecial)
 • Ithers4%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1419.5%
 • 15 tae 6462.6%
 • 65 or aulder17.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]16.5%

The local taxation rate in Kauniainen is the lawest in Finland (16.5%),[6] which maks the ceety attractive tae the heichest earners. This in turn maks the average income generally heich, makkin it possible tae keep the taxation rate law athoot compromisin the service tae the indwallers.

Approximately 58% o the population hae Finnish as thair mither tongue while 38%are Swadish speakers.[3] The dominant pairty in the ceety cooncil haes tradeetionally been the Swadish Fowkpairty.



Kauniainen haes guid road connections in maist directions. The east-tae-wast Helsinki–Turku motorwa (naitional road 1) passes Kauniainen tae the sooth an the auld Helsinki–Turku main road passes the northren pairts o the toun. The construction o the motorwa in the 1960s played a big role when new indwallers muivit tae Kauniainen, when thay coud drive quickly alang the motorwa intae Helsinki's ceety centre. The north-tae-sooth Kehä II (Ring Road 2) passes the eastren corner o Kauniainen.

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The maist important form o public transportation in Kauniainen is the Rantarata railway, opened in 1903. The railway haes been important for the development o Kauniainen as a suburb o Helsinki. Trains leave ivery 15 minutes an the ride tae Helsinki Central railway station takes less nor 20 minutes.

Thare are twa regional bus lines which connect tae Helsinki. Thare are an aw local bus lines which connect tae various districts o Espoo.


Kauniainen affers a vera lairge range o services tae its indwallers, considerin the size o the toun. Thare are sax schuils in Kauniainen, spread oot on three levels an twa leids – Finnish an Swadish. Kauniainen haes:


Thare are three destricts in Kauniainen cried I, II an III. Nae destricts are named acause o the sma size o the toun. The anerlie aurie that is viewed as a named destrict is Kasavuori (Swadish: Kasaberget) in the wastren pairt o the toun.


  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 Januar 2018.
  2. a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 Mairch 2019.
  3. 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 Mairch 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 Apryle 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.
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