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Sauvo – Sagu
Sauvon kunta
Sagu kommun
The Sauvo Church
Coat of arms of Sauvo
Coat of arms
Location of Sauvo in Finland
Location of Sauvo in Finland
Coordinates: 60°20.5′N 022°41.5′E / 60.3417°N 22.6917°E / 60.3417; 22.6917Coordinates: 60°20.5′N 022°41.5′E / 60.3417°N 22.6917°E / 60.3417; 22.6917
Country  Finland
Region Southwest Finland
Sub-region Turku sub-region
 • Municipal manager Seppo Allén
Area (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total 299.47 km2 (115.63 sq mi)
 • Land 252.50 km2 (97.49 sq mi)
 • Water 47.21 km2 (18.23 sq mi)
Area rank 244th largest in Finland
Population (2017-08-31)[2]
 • Total 3,031
 • Rank 232nd largest in Finland
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Population by native language[3]
 • Finnish 96% (official)
 • Swedish 2.1%
 • Others 1.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 to 14 17.6%
 • 15 to 64 64.8%
 • 65 or older 17.5%
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 21570
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Climate Dfb

Sauvo (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsɑuʋo]; Swedish: Sagu) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality had a population of 3,031 (31 August 2017)[2] and covers an area of 299.47 square kilometres (115.63 sq mi) of which 47.21 km2 (18.23 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12 inhabitants per square kilometre (31/sq mi).

Like many waterside areas near major population centres, Sauvo's population increases every summer because of summer cottage usage. While vacationers are not reflected in the official statistics, they roughly double the population during the summer. Today it holds a stone church from the late 15th century, and many manor houses.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Sauvo is home to a number of archaeological finds from the Iron Age. The first written mention of Sauvo dates back to the year of 1335.

The municipality of Karuna was merged into Sauvo in the year of 1969.

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  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  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 Sauvo at Wikimedia Commons