Kaavi is a municipality of Finland.

Kaavi
Municipality
Kaavin kunta
Kaavi kommun
Kaavi is located in the Northern Savonia.
Kaavi is located in the Northern Savonia.
Coat of arms of Kaavi
Coat of arms
Location of Kaavi in Finland
Location of Kaavi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°58.5′N 028°29′E / 62.9750°N 28.483°E / 62.9750; 28.483Coordinates: 62°58.5′N 028°29′E / 62.9750°N 28.483°E / 62.9750; 28.483
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Savonia
Sub-regionNortheastern Savonia sub-region
Charter1875
Government
 • Municipal managerAri Sopanen
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total789.59 km2 (304.86 sq mi)
 • Land674.10 km2 (260.27 sq mi)
 • Water115.49 km2 (44.59 sq mi)
Area rank126th largest in Finland
Population
 (2020-07-31)[2]
 • Total2,834
 • Rank228th largest in Finland
 • Density4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.3% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1415.2%
 • 15 to 6459.3%
 • 65 or older25.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20%
Websitewww.kaavi.fi

It is located in the Northern Savonia region. Kaavi is also a part of historical Karelia. The municipality has a population of 2,834 (31 July 2020)[2] and covers an area of 789.59 square kilometres (304.86 sq mi) of which 115.49 km2 (44.59 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.2 inhabitants per square kilometre (11/sq mi). It is 60 km from Kuopio and 90 km from Joensuu. Neighbouring municipalities are Kuopio, Juuka, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi and Tuusniemi.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Origin of the nameEdit

In language of Sami (also spelled Sámi or Saami) the word kaavi means a boat harbour.

NatureEdit

Lakes and riversEdit

There is 261 lakes, example Rikkavesi, Kaavinjärvi, Saarijärvi, Rauvanjärvi and Sivakkajärvi. Rivers, example Rauvanjoki, Sivakkajoki, Syrjäjoki and Vaikkojoki.

 
Sivakkajoki

SwampsEdit

86 swamps covers about 8% about municipalitys area. Swamps shape is typically small, narrow and broken because those have formed betveen hills.

BedrockEdit

At Kaavi's bedrock have been founded many minerals, example copper, zinc and cobalt.

The Finnish-Australian mining company Malmikaivos Oy found diamonds from bedrock of Kaavi in 1990's.[6] One of the stones from the kimberlite of Kaavi (Lahtojoki deposit) has record high amount of diamonds.[7]

Under planning is to establish first diamondmine in Europe.

Sights and activitiesEdit

Twin townsEdit

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Heinäkuu 2020" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  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. ^ Diamond rush expected in Finnish Karelia
  7. ^ Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, 14 February 2006
  8. ^ Suomen kuntien ystävyyskunnat Virossa

Further readingEdit

Koillis-Savo (newspaper)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kaavi at Wikimedia Commons