Säppi

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Säppi
Sebbskär
Säpin satama.JPG
Säppi harbor
Geography
Coordinates 61°28.6′N 021°21.1′E / 61.4767°N 21.3517°E / 61.4767; 21.3517Coordinates: 61°28.6′N 021°21.1′E / 61.4767°N 21.3517°E / 61.4767; 21.3517
Area 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Length 1.3 km (0.81 mi)
Width 1.1 km (0.68 mi)
Highest elevation 8.0 m (26.2 ft)
Country
Municipality Luvia
Demographics
Population uninhabited

Säppi (Swedish: Sebbskär) is an island on the coast of Bothnian Sea in the municipality of Luvia in Finland. The island is located some 20 kilometers west of the city of Pori and 6,5 kilometers off the mainland.

Island of Säppi is best known of the 1873 built Säppi lighthouse and its community which are inventoried by the Finnish National Board of Antiquities as one of Cultural heritage sites of national importance in Finland.[1] Säppi has been a part of the Bothnian Sea National Park since 2011.[2] Today the island is visited some 4,000 tourists annually.[3]

Säppi is one of the seven Finnish islands with a wild mouflon population. They were introduced in 1949 by a group of local hunters.[4] The Säppi sheep have given the name for a beer brand "Mufloni", bottled by a local brewery Beer Hunter's.[5] From early spring to October the island hosts a herd of highland cattle used by Finnish forest administration for conservation grazing.[4] Säppi is also popular among birdwatchers.

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  1. ^ Valtakunnallisesti merkittävät rakennetut kulttuuriympäristöt Finnish National Board of Antiquities (in Finnish). Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  2. ^ Säppi lighthouse island (Säppi, Luvia) Bothnian Sea National Park Official Homepage. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Säpin majakkasaari hurmaa eurooppalaisen cityäidin" (in Finnish). Yle Uutiset. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Säppi Radio UusJussi. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Big fuss about small beers in Finland". This is Finland. October 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2014.