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Sister cities of Pargas

Pargas (Finnish: Parainen; Väståboland (Finnish: Länsi-Turunmaa) in 2009–2011) is a municipality of Finland, in the Archipelago Sea. In fact, It is the only Finnish town surrounded by water on all sides. The big limestone mine in Pargas is the base of the main industry, while there is still significant rural areas. Except the central parts of Pargas the municipality is mostly rural.

Pargas is located in Åboland in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Finland Proper region. It was created as Väståboland on January 1, 2009 in Finland Proper, when the municipalities of Pargas, Nagu, Korpo, Houtskär and Iniö were united into a single municipality.

The municipality has a population of 15,511 (31 August 2013) and covers an area of 5,548.25 square kilometres (2,142.19 sq mi) of which 4,666.46 km2 (1,801.73 sq mi) is water. The population density is 17.59 inhabitants per square kilometre (45.6 /sq mi).

The town is bilingual with a majority (57.6%) speaking Swedish as their native language.

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