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(ˈsærkiˌsɑlo; ) is a former municipality of Finland
Finland , officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north and Russia in the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland.Around 5.4 million people reside...
, located mostly on Särkisalo island. It was consolidated with Salo
Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Finland Proper region. The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is ....
on January 1, 2009.
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 had a population of 710 (2004-12-31) and covered an area of 82.85 km² (excluding sea) of which 1.06 km² is inland water. The population density
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was 8.68 inhabitants per km².
The municipality was bilingual, with majority being Finnish
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and minority Swedish
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- http://www.sarkisalo.fi/ – Official website