Somero is a municipality of Finland, located in the province of Western Finland and part of the Finland Proper region. The municipality has a population of 9,268 (31 January 2012) and covers an area of 697.68 square kilometres (269.38 sq mi) of which 29.9 km2 (11.5 sq mi) is water. The population density is 13.88 inhabitants per square kilometre (35.9 /sq mi). Somero is unilingually Finnish.
Somero has been known as a trading place as early as 14th century. The municipality was officially founded in 1867. The municipality of Somerniemi was joined into Somero proper in 1977. Somero moved from the province of Häme to the province of Turku and Pori in 1990. Currently it belongs to the province of Western Finland. Somero became a town (kaupunki) on January 1, 1993.
This pretty card sent to me by Ella shows an old Windmill which is part of the Somero Museum. There are many buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries that form part of the Museum.