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Pargas is a bilingual town in the South West of Finland. The population is slightly more than 15 500 people, with a majority of people speaking Swedish as their native language.
Pargas is called the capital of the archipelago. Since 5 municipalities in the archipelago became one (1.1.2009) it is now the largest archipelago town in the world! It covers more than 10 000 islands and over 5500 sqaure kilometers. 80% is water and between the islands you travel on road ferries.
The largest open limestone mine among all the Nordic countries is located within Pargas. It has a depth of 100 m and has been a constant source of limestones since the 1300’s era.
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