South Karelia

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South Karelia
Etelä-Karjalan maakunta
Södra Karelens landskap
Region
Coat of arms of South Karelia
Coat of arms
South Karelia on a map of Finland
South Karelia on a map of Finland
Country Finland
Historical province Karelia
Area
 • Total 7,235.59 km2 (2,793.68 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 132,252
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code FI-02
NUTS FI187
Regional bird Thrush nightingale
Regional fish Lake salmon
Regional flower Spring pasque flower
Website Etelä-Karjala

South Karelia (Finnish: Etelä-Karjala; Swedish: Södra Karelen) is a region of Finland. It borders the regions of Kymenlaakso, Southern Savonia and North Karelia, as well as Russia.

Historical province[edit]

For History, Geography and Culture see: Karelia

Regional Council[edit]

Municipalities[edit]

South Karelia is divided into ten municipalities. Two of these are cities.

Heraldry[edit]

The coat of arms of South Karelia is composed of the arms of Karelia.

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 61°N 28°E / 61°N 28°E / 61; 28