:"See also Raisio Group"

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official_name = City of Raisio
native_name = Raision kaupunki - Resos stad
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image_shield = Raisio.vaakuna.svg

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map_caption = Location of Raisio in Northern Europe
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Finland
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = Western Finland
subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_name2 = Finland Proper
subdivision_type3 = Sub-region
subdivision_name3 = Turku sub-region
leader_title = City manager
leader_name = Kari Karjalainen
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population_total = 23,799
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website = [http://www.raisio.fi www.raisio.fi]
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blank_name =Official languages |blank_info =Finnish

Raisio (IPA2|risio) (Swedish "Reso") is a city in south-western Finland and an important junction of major roads. The city has a population of 23,799 and is located in the region of Finland Proper, in the province of Western Finland, neighbouring the province's capital, Turku. The city's land area is 48.89 square kilometres, and it is landlocked other than for its southern tip, which has some hundreds of metres of coastline to the Bay of Raisio.


The oldest known written records relating to Raisio are from the year 1292, and there is strong evidence of Iron Age settlement in the area, but Raisio did not become a city until 1974. Until the late 20th century, this was an agricultural area. The success of the Raisio Group transformed it into an industrial centre, and triggered a huge increase in population - during the 20th century the population of Raisio grew elevenfold.


The city's location on good traffic connections and near the region's capital has contributed greatly to its growth. Its main industries are services, foodstuffs and chemical manufacturing. The largest employer in the city is the Raisio Group, a manufacturer of foodstuffs, animal feed and health products.

Raisio is also home to the Mylly shopping centre, one of the largest in Scandinavia.

The biggest employers in Raisio:

Points of interest

The city of Raisio has many cultural venues, such as the Friisilä handicrafts centre, which offers the visitor a glimpse at traditional Finnish arts and crafts. The cultural centre "Harkko" in the city centre comprises an arts museum, an archaeological museum and a theatre. The city's library is also worth mentioning.

Together with Seinäjoki, Raisio is one of Finland's 'tango cities' - it organises the semifinals of the annual "Tangomarkkinat" contest.

External links

* [http://www.raisio.fi City of Raisio]
* [http://www.raisiogroup.com Raisio Group]
* [http://www.kauppakeskusmylly.fi Mylly shopping centre]

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