City administration

The City of Rauma was founded in 1442. Rauma is the third oldest and 29th largest city in Finland.

Geography and environment

  • Land area 495 square kilometres
  • Sea area 626 square kilometres
  • Distances
    • Helsinki 2.5-3 hours
    • Tampere 2 hours
    • Turku 1 hour
    • Pori 40 minutes

Population

  • 38 959 (31.12.2021)
  • 79,4 inhabitants per km2 land
  • 114 Swedish-speaking, 0.3 % of population (31.12.2020)
  • 2 292 other nationalities, 5.9 % of population (31.12.2020)

Industry, Employment and Economy

  • Workplaces 16 957 (2018)
  • Enterprises 2 540 (Q4, 2020)
  • Biggest employers (2021)
    • City of Rauma
    • HKScan Oy – food production
    • Oras Oy – faucet and shower fixture manufacturing
    • Kongsberg Maritime Finland Oy – marine technology
    • Osuuskauppa Keula – retail trade
    • UPM Communication Papers – paper production
  • Unemployment rate 9.48 % (31.12.2021)
  • Municipal tax rate 20.5 (2022)