For ither uises, see Salo.

Salo (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsɑlo]) is a toun an municipality o Finland.

Salon kaupunki
Salo toun centre bi nicht
Salo toun centre bi nicht
Coat o airms o Salo
Coat o airms
Location o Salo in Finland
Location o Salo in Finland
Coordinates: 60°23′10″N 023°07′30″E / 60.38611°N 23.12500°E / 60.38611; 23.12500Coordinates: 60°23′10″N 023°07′30″E / 60.38611°N 23.12500°E / 60.38611; 23.12500
Kintra Finland
RegionFinland Proper
Mercat toun1887
Ceety richts1960
 • Ceety managerAntti Rantakokko
 • Ceety2,168.30 km2 (837.19 sq mi)
 • Laund1,986.49 km2 (766.99 sq mi)
 • Watter181.78 km2 (70.19 sq mi)
Aurie rank30t lairgest in Finland
 • Ceety52,312
 • Rank20t lairgest in Finland
 • Density26.33/km2 (68.2/sq mi)
 • Metro
Population bi native leid
 • Finnish94.6% (offeecial)
 • Swadish1%
 • Ithers4.4%
Population by age
 • 0 tae 1416.9%
 • 15 tae 6464.5%
 • 65 or aulder18.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]18.75%

It is locatit in the Finland Proper region. The municipality haes a population o 52,312[2] (Januar 31, 2019) an covers an aurie o 2,168.30 square kilometre (837.19 sq mi) o which 181.78 km2 (70.19 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is 26.33/km2 (68.2/sq mi).

In Finnish salo means woodland, backwoods but an aw a woodit island. It is thocht that Salo haes meant the island that ower thoosan years ago existit tae the sooth o the current toun but is the day a hill, no even vera close tae the sea.[6]

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Salo haes existit as a centre o rural commerce syne at least the 16t century, grewn in the location whaur the Great Costal Road,[7] the important East-Wast road, crossed River Salo; the river providit the fairway tae the sea. In 1887 Salo offeecially became a mercat toun an, in the beginnin o 1891, an independent municipality.[8] The aurie o the municipality wis initially vera sma, anerlie 0.65 km². In 1932 it grew tae 18 km² when auries frae neighbourin Uskela an Halikko wur annexed tae Salo. Eventually Salo became a toun in 1960. The day its main claim tae notability is as a developin an manufacturin plant for Nokia, an can therefore be considered as the oreeginal hame toun o Nokia phones. Nokia an aw is ane o biggest employers in this region.

Salo is locatit atween the caipital Helsinki an the regional caipital Turku, makkin it a busy sma ceety. The short distance frae thir bigger ceeties keeps the Salo region an its business life growin. Fermin an aw plays a considerable pairt in the aurie.

The municipality o Uskela wis consolidatit wi Salo 1967. The municipalities o Halikko, Kiikala, Kisko, Kuusjoki, Muurla, Perniö, Pertteli, Suomusjärvi an Särkisalo wur consolidatit wi Salo in the beginnin o 2009.

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Twin touns — sister ceetiesEedit

Salo haes seiven sister ceeties:


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 Dizember 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 Dizember 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 March 2011.
  6. Paikkala et al. (2007). "Suomalainen paikannimikirja", p.398. Karttakeskus: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus. ISBN 9789515939760.
  7. Salminen, Tapio (1993). "Suuri Rantatie", Tielaitos. ISBN 9513710440.
  8. Alifrosti, Kari (1996). "Salon ja Uskelan historia 1869-1990", Salon Kaupunki. ISBN 9519615210.
  9. "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Elva linn. Retrieved 23 July 2011.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)

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Freemit airtinsEedit