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Eura

Eura is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Satakunta region. The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is .

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The municipality of Kiukainen was consolidated with Eura on 1 January 2009.

The municipality is one of the most distinguished places in Finland in terms of pre-historical findings. The archaeological findings are mainly from the Iron Age and include e.g. ancient dress "Euran Emännän Puku".

Local tradition had it still in the 18th century that a decisive battle against invading Sweden was held in Eura's Big Meadow (Iso Niitty) in the Middle Ages. According to the story, there was blood up to man's ankles on the meadow.

Trance producer and DJ, Ville Virtanen (better known by his stage name Darude) is from Eura.

Eura (river)

The Eura is a river in south-western Finland in Satakunta region. Its source is Lake Pyhäjärvi and it flows through the municipalities of Eura and Eurajoki before discharging into Bothnian Sea.

The total length of the Eura is 53 kilometres (33 mi). It has eleven rapids and three small hydroelectric power plants with an installed capacity of 0.1–0.5 MW. Its longest tributary is the 23-kilometre-long Köyliö which originates at Lake Köyliö.

The Eura has been an important waterway since the Viking Age, connecting the fertile hinterland to the Baltic Sea. Bronze and Iron Age settlements in Eura were the most largest and most remarkable in Finland.