|Sub-region||North Eastern Savonia|
|• Municipal manager||Ari Sopanen|
|• Total||789.59 km2 (304.86 sq mi)|
|• Land||674.10 km2 (260.27 sq mi)|
|• Water||115.49 km2 (44.59 sq mi)|
|Area rank||126th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||227th largest in Finland|
|• Density||4.14/km2 (10.7/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||99.3% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||11.1%|
|• 15 to 64||53.2%|
|• 65 or older||35.7%|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||22%|
Kaavi is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the Northern Savonia region. Kaavi is also a part of historical Karelia. The municipality has a population of 2,792 (31 March 2021) and covers an area of 789.59 square kilometres (304.86 sq mi) of which 115.49 km2 (44.59 sq mi) is water. The population density is 4.14 inhabitants per square kilometre (10.7/sq mi). It is 60 km from Kuopio and 90 km from Joensuu. Neighbouring municipalities are Kuopio, Juuka, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi and Tuusniemi.
The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
Sights and activities
- Telkkämäki Nature Reserve (Heritage Farm)
- Juutila Foundry Museum (the only sand casting museum in the Nordic countries, foundry since 1881)
- Vaikkojoki River; shooting the rapids, fishing, hiking, canoeing
- Kaavi Blues Festival in June
- Summer theaters in Luikonlahti and Maarianvaara
- Kaavi Church
- Orthodox Chapel in Luikonlahti
- Harri Hakkarainen, javelin thrower
- Isto Hiltunen, musician
- Matti Koivunen, ice hockey player
- Seppo Kononen, journalist, had award 2011 (Suomen kuvalehti)
- Hugo Niskanen, runner
- Mira Salo, Miss Finland
- "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
- "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.
- "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
- "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
- Suomen kuntien ystävyyskunnat Virossa
Media related to Kaavi at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipality of Kaavi – Official website