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Savitaipaleen kunta
Savitaipale kommun
Savitaipale town hall
Savitaipale town hall
Coat of arms of Savitaipale
Location of Savitaipale in Finland
Location of Savitaipale in Finland
Coordinates: 61°12′N 027°41′E / 61.200°N 27.683°E / 61.200; 27.683Coordinates: 61°12′N 027°41′E / 61.200°N 27.683°E / 61.200; 27.683
Country Finland
RegionSouth Karelia
Sub-regionLappeenranta sub-region
 • Municipal managerJohanna Mäkelä
 • Total690.56 km2 (266.63 sq mi)
 • Land539.74 km2 (208.39 sq mi)
 • Water150.81 km2 (58.23 sq mi)
 • Rank160th largest in Finland
 • Total3,260
 • Rank209th largest in Finland
 • Density6.04/km2 (15.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.4% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.5%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1410.9%
 • 15 to 6449.8%
 • 65 or older39.2%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.5%

Savitaipale (Finnish: [ˈsɑʋiˌtɑi̯pɑle]; literally translated the "clay passage") is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the South Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 3,260 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 690.56 square kilometres (266.63 sq mi) of which 150.81 km2 (58.23 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 6.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (15.6/sq mi).

Savitaipale Church

The bastionné line of the coat of arms refers to Savitaipale's position as a border keeper in the period between the Treaty of Åbo concluded in 1743 and the border review carried out in 1812. The plough in the coat of arms refers to the local agriculture in the region. The coat of arms was designed by Viljo Savikurki, and the Savitaipale municipal council approved it on January 2, 1953. The Ministry of the Interior approved the coat of arms for use on March 3 of the same year.[6][7]


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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 "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  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 (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003–2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ Suomen kunnallisvaakunat (in Finnish). Suomen Kunnallisliitto. 1982. p. 161. ISBN 951-773-085-3.
  7. ^ "Sisäasiainministeriön vahvistamat kaupunkien, kauppaloiden ja kuntien vaakunat I:13 Savitaipale" (in Finnish). Kansallisarkiston digitaaliarkisto. Retrieved July 26, 2022.

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