It is located in the Southern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 3,515 (31 January 2019)[6] and covers an area of 925.20 square kilometres (357.22 sq mi) of which 366.61 km2 (141.55 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.29 inhabitants per square kilometre (16.3/sq mi).

Rantasalmen kunta
Rantasalmi kommun
Rantasalmi centre

Coat of arms
Location of Rantasalmi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°04′N 028°18′E
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Savonia
Sub-regionPieksämäki sub-region
  Municipal managerKristiina Järvenpää
  Total925.20 km2 (357.22 sq mi)
  Land559.16 km2 (215.89 sq mi)
  Water366.61 km2 (141.55 sq mi)
Area rank153rd largest in Finland
  Rank206th largest in Finland
  Density6.29/km2 (16.3/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.5% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1413.3%
  15 to 6461.1%
  65 or older25.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%

Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.

Neighbouring municipalities are Joroinen, Juva, Savonlinna, Sulkava and Varkaus.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Some villages

Asikkala, Osikonmäki, Putkisalo, Rantasalo, Torasalo, Tornioniemi, Tuusmäki and Vaahersalo.

Notable people


  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.
  6. "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2012" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2014.

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