South Savo

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South Savo[1] (or Southern Savonia; Finnish: Etelä-Savo; Swedish: Södra Savolax) is a region in the south-east of Finland. It borders the regions of North Savo, North Karelia, South Karelia, Kymenlaakso, Päijät-Häme, and Central Finland. The total area of South Savo is 18,768.33 km2 (7,246.5 sq mi), with a population of 153,738 (2011). South Savo is located in the heart of the Finnish lake district, and contains Lake Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland. The three major towns in the region are Mikkeli, Savonlinna and Pieksämäki.

South Savo
Etelä-Savo (Finnish)
Södra Savolax (Swedish)
Region of South Savo
Etelä-Savon maakunta
Landskapet Södra Savolax
Flag of South Savo
Coat of arms of South Savo
South Savo on a map of Finland
South Savo on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 62°0′N 27°30′E / 62.000°N 27.500°E / 62.000; 27.500Coordinates: 62°0′N 27°30′E / 62.000°N 27.500°E / 62.000; 27.500
Historical provinceSavonia
 • Total18,768.33 km2 (7,246.49 sq mi)
 • Total142,335
 • Density7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeFI-04
Regional birdGolden oriole
Regional fishVendace
Regional flowerWater lily

Historical provincesEdit

For history, geography and culture see: Savonia


South Savo includes 12 municipalities listed below (towns marked in bold).


Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in South Savo:


The best known local cuisine is fried vendace, often served with potato puree, and a semicircle-shaped pastry called lörtsy.[2][3]


  1. ^ Alueluokitusmuutokset 1.1.2019, accessed 19 October 2020
  2. ^ Finnish fast food – fried vendace (muikku), accessed 19 October 2020
  3. ^ Lörtsy | Traditional Sweet Pastry From Southern Savonia, Finland, accessed 19 October 2020

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