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Northern Savonia or, officially, Pohjois-Savo[1] (Finnish: Pohjois-Savo; Swedish: Norra Savolax) is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of Etelä-Savo, Central Finland, North Ostrobothnia, Kainuu, and North Karelia. Kuopio is the largest city in the region.

Northern Savonia
Pohjois-Savo

Pohjois-Savon maakunta
landskapet Norra Savolax
Flag of Northern Savonia Pohjois-Savo
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Coat of arms of Northern Savonia Pohjois-Savo
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Pohjois-Savo on a map of Finland
Pohjois-Savo on a map of Finland
CountryFinland
Historical provinceSavonia
CapitalKuopio
Area
 • Total20,366.70 km2 (7,863.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total248,430
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeFI-15
NUTS132
Regional birdBlack-throated Diver, Gavia arctica
Regional fishVendace, Coregonus albula
Regional flowerRowan, Sorbus aucuparia
Websitepohjois-savo.fi

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Historical provincesEdit

For history, geography and culture see: Savonia

MunicipalitiesEdit

Northern Savonia includes 18 municipalities. Five of them are cities.

PoliticsEdit

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