Heinävesi (Finnish: [ˈhei̯næˌʋesi]) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the North Karelia[1] region. The municipality has a population of 3,134 (31 December 2021)[3] and covers an area of 1,319.58 square kilometres (509.49 sq mi) of which 288.71 km2 (111.47 sq mi) is water.[2] The population density is 3.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (7.9/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Savonlinna, Varkaus, Leppävirta, Tuusniemi, Outokumpu and Liperi. The city of Joensuu is located 81 kilometres (50 mi) northeast of Heinävesi. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Heinäveden kunta
Heinävesi kommun
Municipal office of Heinävesi
Municipal office of Heinävesi
Coat of arms of Heinävesi
Location of Heinävesi in Finland
Location of Heinävesi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°25.5′N 028°38′E / 62.4250°N 28.633°E / 62.4250; 28.633Coordinates: 62°25.5′N 028°38′E / 62.4250°N 28.633°E / 62.4250; 28.633
Country Finland
RegionNorth Karelia[1]
Sub-regionJoensuu sub-region
 • Municipal managerRiitta A. Tilus
 • Total1,319.58 km2 (509.49 sq mi)
 • Land1,030.28 km2 (397.79 sq mi)
 • Water288.71 km2 (111.47 sq mi)
 • Rank76th largest in Finland
 • Total3,134
 • Rank212th largest in Finland
 • Density3.04/km2 (7.9/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.1% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.8%
Population by age
 • 0 to 149.9%
 • 15 to 6451%
 • 65 or older39.1%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[6]21%

In 2021, Heinävesi had its region reassigned from South Savonia to North Karelia.[7]

The only Orthodox Christian monasteries in Finland, the New Valamo Monastery and the Lintula Holy Trinity Convent, are located in Heinävesi.

Notable peopleEdit



  1. ^ a b "Government decided on division into regions". Retrieved 1 Jan 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003–2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  6. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Maakunnat – Maakunta- ja sote-uudistus - Alueuudistus". Archived from the original on 2018-09-22.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Heinävesi at Wikimedia Commons