Suonenjoki is located in the Northern Savonia region. The town has a population of 7,138 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 862.34 square kilometres (332.95 sq mi) of which 148.78 km2 (57.44 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10 inhabitants per square kilometre (26/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Kuopio, Leppävirta, Pieksämäki, Rautalampi and Tervo.

Suonenjoen kaupunki
Suonenjoki stad
Suonenjoki railway station

Coat of arms
Location of Suonenjoki in Finland
Coordinates: 62°37.5′N 027°07.5′E
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Savonia
Sub-regionInner Savonia sub-region
Market town1967
City rights1977
  Town managerOlavi Ruotsalainen
  Total862.34 km2 (332.95 sq mi)
  Land713.55 km2 (275.50 sq mi)
  Water148.78 km2 (57.44 sq mi)
Area rank119th largest in Finland
  Rank134th largest in Finland
  Density10/km2 (30/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.8% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1414.6%
  15 to 6460.9%
  65 or older24.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%

Suonenjoki is a town and municipality of Finland.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Suonenjoki is famous for its strawberries. It is also known as "the Strawberry Town". Lots of foreign people, mainly from Ukraine and Russia, come to Suonenjoki in summer to work on strawberry farms. That makes Suonenjoki the most international town of Finland at summer. There is a party in Suonenjoki in July called Mansikkakarnevaalit, "Strawberry Carnival". There was also a rock festival named Jörisrock, the last "Jöris" was held in 2006. Nowadays, "Jöris" has been replaced by a music event called Iisrock.

There is also three museums, library and artshow.

Newspaper Sisä-Savo is published in Suonenjoki and nearby municipalities.

Geography, Traffic

Suonenjoki is situated between two important cities, Kuopio and Jyväskylä, and the main road 9 (E63) between those cities goes through Suonenjoki. The railway between Kuopio and Helsinki goes also through the center of Suonenjoki.

The neighbouring municipalities of Suonenjoki are Rautalampi in the west, Tervo and Karttula in the north, Kuopio in the east, Leppävirta in the southeast and Pieksämäki in the south.

Notable people from Suonenjoki

Kari Tapio, country & western and schlager singer
Iiro Pakarinen, ice hockey player in NHL
Rakel Liekki, Pornstar


  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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