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“Erinomainen lounas Kesällä takuuvarma saaristolaispöytä Kokeile pookin marenki jälkiruoka”
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“Uusikaupunki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈuːsiˌkɑupuŋki], Swedish: Nystad), is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located in the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 15,469 (31 March 2016) and covers an area of 551.65 square kilometres (212.99 sq mi) of which 49.04 km2 (18.93 sq mi) is inland water. The population density is 30.78 inhabitants per square kilometre (79.7/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Both its Finnish and Swedish names mean literally "new town". The original name of the main village that was incorporated into Uusikaupunki was Kalainen (which is a Finnish adjective meaning "having plenty of fish"). The village of Kalainen originated as a market place for the people of Vakka-Suomi. The town of Uusikaupunki was founded as a town with the rights of commerce in 1617 by decree by Gustav II Adolf. In 1721, the Peace of Nystad was signed in Uusikaupunki, ending the Great Northern War between Sweden and Russia. Up to the 19th century it was an important port for commerce and fishing, and up to the latter half of the 20th century it still retained an important ship building industry. Uusikaupunki is the home of Valmet Automotive, a contract automobile mechanical production company, producing cars and vehicles for other manufacturers. It was founded in 1968 as Saab-Valmet for manufacturing Saab cars. It is currently manufacturing Mercedes-Benz A-Class cars. Uusikaupunki is home to the Bonk museum The results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Uusikaupunki were: Social Democratic Party 26.6% True Finns 23.4% National Coalition Party 19.6% Centre Party 13.1% Left Alliance 8.1% Christian Democrats 4.2% Green League 2.3% Communist Party of Finland 0.7% Swedish People's Party 0.6% Aimo Cajander, Prime Minister of Finland (1922, 1924, 1937–39) Bernhard Henrik Crusell, virtuoso clarinetist and composer Robert Wilhelm Ekman, painter Anna Eriksson, singer Joni Haverinen (born 1987), SM-liiga ice hockey player Gordon Herbert, basketball coach and former player Eetu Koski (born 1992), SM-liiga ice hockey player Gerald Lee Sr., former basketball player Gerald Lee Jr., basketball player Aleksi Lehtonen, Archbishop of Finland (1945–1951) Ilmari Saarelainen, actor Martti Simojoki, Archbishop of Finland (1964–78) Kari Takko, hockey goaltender Restaurant Pursiseuran Paviljonki  Myllymäki park Uusikaupunki is twinned with: Estonia Antsla, Estonia Denmark Haderslev, Denmark Russia Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod Oblast, Russia Norway Sandefjord, Norway Hungary Szentendre, Hungary Sweden Varberg, Sweden”
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