Sauvo (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsɑuʋo]; Swedish: Sagu) is a municipality of Finland.


Sauvon kunta
Sagu kommun

Coat of arms
Location of Sauvo in Finland
Coordinates: 60°20.5′N 022°41.5′E
Country Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionTurku sub-region
  Municipal managerSeppo Allén
  Total299.47 km2 (115.63 sq mi)
  Land252.50 km2 (97.49 sq mi)
  Water47.21 km2 (18.23 sq mi)
Area rank244th largest in Finland
  Rank232nd largest in Finland
  Density11.82/km2 (30.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish96% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1417.6%
  15 to 6464.8%
  65 or older17.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Postal code
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%

It is located in the Southwest Finland region. The municipality had a population of 2,985 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 299.47 square kilometres (115.63 sq mi) of which 47.21 km2 (18.23 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 11.82 inhabitants per square kilometre (30.6/sq mi).

Like many waterside areas near major population centres, Sauvo's population increases every summer because of summer cottage usage. While vacationers are not reflected in the official statistics, they roughly double the population during the summer. Today it holds a stone church from the late 15th century, and many manor houses.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Sauvo is home to a number of archaeological finds from the Iron Age. The first written mention of Sauvo dates back to the year of 1335.

The municipality of Karuna was merged into Sauvo in the year of 1969.

Notable individuals


  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.

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