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(ˈkustɑʋi; ) is a municipality
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It is located in the province
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of Western Finland
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and is part of the Finland Proper region
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. The municipality has a population of and covers an area of km2 of which km2 is water. The population density
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There are over 2,000 isles within the municipal area.
The municipality is a very popular summer resort and hosts over 2,800 summer cottages
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. The population gets tenfold during the summer months. The biggest events are Volter Kilpi literature week in July and Salmon market (Lohimarkkinat) in August.
The municipality has the basic services including 3 groceries, a liquor store, a library and a bank. There are two ferry connections to Brändö
Brändö is an island municipality of Åland, Finland. The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is . The municipality is unilingually Swedish and of the population are Swedish speakers....
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The municipality is unilingually Finnish
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even though it is located next to the Swedish speaking Åland-region.