Kaavi

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Kaavi
Municipality
Kaavin kunta
Kaavi kommun
Kaavi is located in the Northern Savonia
Kaavi is located in the Northern Savonia
Coat of arms of Kaavi
Location of Kaavi in Finland
Location of Kaavi in Finland
Coordinates: 62°58.5′N 028°29′E / 62.9750°N 28.483°E / 62.9750; 28.483Coordinates: 62°58.5′N 028°29′E / 62.9750°N 28.483°E / 62.9750; 28.483
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Savonia
Sub-regionNorth Eastern Savonia
Charter1875
Government
 • Municipal managerHarri Korhonen [1]
Area
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total789.59 km2 (304.86 sq mi)
 • Land674.10 km2 (260.27 sq mi)
 • Water115.49 km2 (44.59 sq mi)
 • Rank126th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-12-31)[3]
 • Total2,778
 • Rank227th largest in Finland
 • Density4.12/km2 (10.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.3% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1411.1%
 • 15 to 6453.2%
 • 65 or older35.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[6]22%
Websitewww.kaavi.fi

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 2,778 (31 December 2021)[3] and covers an area of 789.59 square kilometres (304.86 sq mi) of which 115.49 km2 (44.59 sq mi) is water.[2] The population density is 4.12 inhabitants per square kilometre (10.7/sq mi). It is 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Kuopio and 90 kilometres (56 mi) from Joensuu. Neighbouring municipalities are Kuopio, Juuka, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi and Tuusniemi.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Sights and activities[edit]

  • 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

Twin towns[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kunnanjohtaja Harri Korhonen aloittanut 1.9.
  2. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  7. ^ Suomen kuntien ystävyyskunnat Virossa

Further reading[edit]

Koillis-Savo (newspaper)

External links[edit]

Media related to Kaavi at Wikimedia Commons