Northern Savonia

Northern Savonia or, officially, North Savo[1] (Finnish: Pohjois-Savo; Swedish: Norra Savolax) is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of Southern Savonia (South Savo), Central Finland, North Ostrobothnia, Kainuu, and North Karelia. Kuopio is the largest city in the region.

Northern Savonia
North Savo

Pohjois-Savon maakunta
landskapet Norra Savolax

Flag

Coat of arms
Pohjois-Savo on a map of Finland
CountryFinland
Historical provinceSavonia
CapitalKuopio
Area
  Total20,366.70 km2 (7,863.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
  Total248,430
  Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeFI-15
NUTS132
Regional birdBlack-throated Diver, Gavia arctica
Regional fishVendace, Coregonus albula
Regional flowerRowan, Sorbus aucuparia
Websitepohjois-savo.fi

Historical provinces

For history, geography and culture see: Savonia

Municipalities

Northern Savonia includes 18 municipalities. Five of them are cities.

Politics

Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Northern Savonia:

Tertiary education

References

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