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Former municipality
Kerimäen kunta
Kerimäki Church
Kerimäki Church
Coat of arms of Kerimäki
Coat of arms
Location of Kerimäki in Finland
Location of Kerimäki in Finland
Coordinates: 61°55′N 029°17′E / 61.917°N 29.283°E / 61.917; 29.283Coordinates: 61°55′N 029°17′E / 61.917°N 29.283°E / 61.917; 29.283
Country Finland
Region Southern Savonia
Sub-region Savonlinna sub-region
Charter 1642
Consolidated 2013
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kerimäki is a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated with the town of Savonlinna on January 1, 2013.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

The Kerimäki Church, built between 1844 and 1847, is the largest wooden church in the world (45 metres (148 ft) long, 42 m (138 ft) wide and 37 m (121 ft) high). There are over 3,000 seats inside the structure, which can hold 5,000 people at a time.

Lake Puruvesi, which lies less than a kilometre away from the church, is one of the clearest lakes in the world. The water is so pure, that you can freely drink straight from the lake.


External links[edit]

Media related to Kerimäki at Wikimedia Commons