South Savo

Southern Savonia or, officially, South Savo[1] (Finnish: Etelä-Savo; Swedish: Södra Savolax) is a region in the south-east of Finland. It borders the regions of Northern Savonia (North Savo), North Karelia, South Karelia, Kymenlaakso, Päijät-Häme, and Central Finland. The total area of Southern Savonia is 18,768.33 km2 (7,246.5 sq mi), with a population of 153,738 (2011).

Southern Savonia
South Savo

Etelä-Savon maakunta
landskapet Södra Savolax
Flag of Southern Savonia South Savo
Flag
Coat of arms of Southern Savonia South Savo
Coat of arms
Etelä-Savo on a map of Finland
Etelä-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
CountryFinland
Historical provinceSavonia
CapitalMikkeli
Area
 • Total18,768.33 km2 (7,246.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total142,335
 • Density7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeFI-04
NUTS131
Regional birdGolden oriole
Regional fishVendace
Regional flowerWater lily
Websiteesavo.fi

Southern Savonia 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.

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

Historical provincesEdit

For history, geography and culture see: Savonia

MunicipalitiesEdit

Southern Savonia includes 12 municipalities listed below (towns marked in bold).

PoliticsEdit

Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Southern Savonia:

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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