Sulkava

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Sulkava
Municipality
Sulkavan kunta
Sulkava Church
Sulkava Church
Coat of arms of Sulkava
Coat of arms
Location of Sulkava in Finland
Location of Sulkava in Finland
Coordinates: 61°47′N 028°22′E / 61.783°N 28.367°E / 61.783; 28.367Coordinates: 61°47′N 028°22′E / 61.783°N 28.367°E / 61.783; 28.367
Country Finland
Region Southern Savonia
Sub-region Savonlinna sub-region
Charter 1630
Government
 • Municipal manager Tanja Matikainen
Area (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 769.21 km2 (296.99 sq mi)
 • Land 584.69 km2 (225.75 sq mi)
 • Water 184.52 km2 (71.24 sq mi)
Area rank 155th largest in Finland
Population (2014-01-31)[2]
 • Total 2,877
 • Rank 253rd largest in Finland
 • Density 4.92/km2 (12.7/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 98.6% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1.4%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 12.8%
 • 15 to 64 58.8%
 • 65 or older 28.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%
Website www.sulkava.fi

Sulkava 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 2,877 (31 January 2014)[2] and covers an area of 769.21 square kilometres (296.99 sq mi) of which 184.52 km2 (71.24 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.92 inhabitants per square kilometre (12.7 /sq mi). The municipality is best known for the annual long distance rowing contest Sulkavan Suursoudut, around Partalansaari ("Partala Island") on Saimaa.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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References[edit]

  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 31.1.2014" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Sulkava at Wikimedia Commons

A view from Sulkava Hill Fort