City administration

Rauma celebrated its 580th anniversary in 2022. Rauma was founded on the 17th of April 1442 when knight Karl Knutsson, who later became King Charles VIII of Sweden and Norway, signed the first town privilege charters for Rauma. Rauma is the third oldest city in Finland.

The original charters remain to this day and were on display to the public in the Old Town Hall in April 2022.

Privilege charters from 1442.


Rauma 580 anniversary seal

Rauma 580 anniversary logo.


Rauma photos over the years from the archives of the Finnish Heritage Agency