North Savo

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

Northern Savonia

Pohjois-Savo  (Finnish)
Norra Savolax  (Swedish)

North Savo
Region of North Savo
Pohjois-Savon maakunta
Landskapet Norra Savolax
Flag of Northern Savonia
Coat of arms of Northern Savonia
Coat of arms
Pohjois-Savo on a map of Finland
Pohjois-Savo on a map of Finland
Historical provinceSavonia
 • Total20,366.70 km2 (7,863.63 sq mi)
 • Total244,236
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeFI-15
Regional mammalMoose, Alces alces
Regional birdBlack-throated Diver, Gavia arctica
Regional fishVendace, Coregonus albula
Regional flowerRowan, Sorbus aucuparia

The region's traditional food is a fish and bacon filling pie called Kalakukko.[2]

Historical provincesEdit

For history, geography and culture see: Savonia


Northern Savonia includes 19 municipalities, which five of them are cities and towns (marked bold).

Also, Northern Savonia includes five sub-regions: Kuopio sub-region, Inner Savonia, North Eastern Savonia, Upper Savonia, and Varkaus sub-region.


Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Northern Savonia:

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Coordinates: 63°N 27°E / 63°N 27°E / 63; 27