Southern Savonia

Southern Savonia or, officially, South Savo[1] (Finnish: Etelä-Savo; Swedish: Södra Savolax) is a region in the south-east of Finland. It borders the regions of Northern Savonia (North Savo), North Karelia, South Karelia, Kymenlaakso, Päijät-Häme, and Central Finland. The total area of Southern Savonia is 18,768.33 km2 (7,246.5 sq mi), with a population of 153,738 (2011).

Southern Savonia
South Savo

Etelä-Savon maakunta
landskapet Södra Savolax

Coat of arms
Etelä-Savo on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 62°0′N 27°30′E
CountryFinland
Historical provinceSavonia
CapitalMikkeli
Area
  Total18,768.33 km2 (7,246.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
  Total152,518
  Density8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeFI-04
NUTS131
Regional birdGolden oriole
Regional fishVendace
Regional flowerWater lily
Websiteesavo.fi

Southern Savonia is located in the heart of the Finnish lake district, and contains Lake Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland. The two major towns in the region are Mikkeli and Savonlinna.

Historical provinces

For history, geography and culture see: Savonia

Municipalities

Southern Savonia includes 14 municipalities listed below (towns marked in bold).

Politics

Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Southern Savonia:

References

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