City administration

Rauma celebrates 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 are on display to the public in the Old Town Hall until the 24th of April.

Privilege charters from 1442.



Rauma 580 anniversary seal

Rauma 580 anniversary logo.


Rauma-pictures over the years from the archives of the Finnish Heritage Agency