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Puumalan kunta
Kukonharju Channel
Kukonharju Channel
Coat of arms of Puumala
Coat of arms
Location of Puumala in Finland
Location of Puumala in Finland
Coordinates: 61°31.5′N 028°11′E / 61.5250°N 28.183°E / 61.5250; 28.183Coordinates: 61°31.5′N 028°11′E / 61.5250°N 28.183°E / 61.5250; 28.183
Country Finland
Region Southern Savonia
Sub-region Mikkeli sub-region
Charter 1868
 • Municipal manager Kari Kitunen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,237.70 km2 (477.88 sq mi)
 • Land 794.53 km2 (306.77 sq mi)
 • Water 443.17 km2 (171.11 sq mi)
Area rank 91st largest in Finland
Population (2014-11-30)[2]
 • Total 2,309
 • Rank 268th largest in Finland
 • Density 2.91/km2 (7.5/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.9% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 9.8%
 • 15 to 64 61.6%
 • 65 or older 28.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 21%
Website www.puumala.fi

Puumala is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 2,309 (30 November 2014)[2] and covers an area of 1,237.70 square kilometres (477.88 sq mi) of which 443.17 km2 (171.11 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 2.91 inhabitants per square kilometre (7.5/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Until the year 1995 a cable ferry connected the two sides of Puumalansalmi-strait. In 1995, a 781 metres (2,562 ft) long bridge replaced the ferry. The bridge is a very dominant structure when looking Puumala town center from a distance.

Puumala has relatively good services compared to the amount of population. In the town center is situated a post office, an Alko store, a kiosk, several supermakets and a few restaurants. The reason for the survival of these entrepreneurs is the arrival of summer inhabitants who triple the population of Puumala during the season.



  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.11.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  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 and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 

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