city in the region of Ostrobothnia in Finland

Kristinestad (Finnish: Kristiinankaupunki) is a town in the Ostrobothia region of Finland. There were about 7,000 people living there in January 2014. It is next to the municipalities of Isojoki, Karijoki, Merikarvia, Närpes and Teuva. The people living in the town are bilingual; about 56% of the people speak Swedish. Most of the rest, about 42%, speak Finnish.[1]

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  1. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008-12-31". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.[permanent dead link]

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