Taipalsaari is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the South Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 4,593 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 761.94 square kilometres (294.19 sq mi) of which 416.88 km2 (160.96 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 13.31 inhabitants per square kilometre (34.5/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Lappeenranta, Lemi, Puumala, Ruokolahti and Savitaipale. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Taipalsaaren kunta
Taipalsaari kommun
Taipalsaari in October 2017
Taipalsaari in October 2017
Coat of arms of Taipalsaari
Location of Taipalsaari in Finland
Location of Taipalsaari in Finland
Coordinates: 61°09.5′N 028°04′E / 61.1583°N 28.067°E / 61.1583; 28.067Coordinates: 61°09.5′N 028°04′E / 61.1583°N 28.067°E / 61.1583; 28.067
Country Finland
RegionSouth Karelia
Sub-regionLappeenranta sub-region
 • Municipal managerJari Willman
 • Total761.94 km2 (294.19 sq mi)
 • Land345.07 km2 (133.23 sq mi)
 • Water416.88 km2 (160.96 sq mi)
 • Rank224th largest in Finland
 • Total4,593
 • Rank182nd largest in Finland
 • Density13.31/km2 (34.5/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish97.2% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others2.7%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1415%
 • 15 to 6458.6%
 • 65 or older26.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21%

The average temperature during the summer months on Taipalsaari is the highest among Finnish municipalities.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003–2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Vietätkö sinä suvesi Suomen lämpimimmässä kunnassa? – Katso tilastot" (in Finnish). MTV Uutiset. Retrieved September 15, 2021.

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