Southern Savonia

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Southern Savonia
Etelä-Savo

Etelä-Savon maakunta
landskapet Södra Savolax
Region
Flag of Southern Savonia Etelä-Savo
Flag
Coat of arms of Southern Savonia Etelä-Savo
Coat of arms
Etelä-Savo on a map of Finland
Etelä-Savo on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 62°0′N 27°30′E / 62.000°N 27.500°E / 62.000; 27.500Coordinates: 62°0′N 27°30′E / 62.000°N 27.500°E / 62.000; 27.500
CountryFinland
Historical provinceSavonia
Area
 • Total18,768.33 km2 (7,246.49 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total152,518
 • Density8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeFI-04
NUTS131
Regional birdGolden oriole
Regional fishVendace
Regional flowerWater lily
Websiteesavo.fi

Southern Savonia or, officially, Etelä-Savo[1] (Finnish: Etelä-Savo; Swedish: Södra Savolax) is a region in the south-east of Finland. It borders the regions of Pohjois-Savo, North Karelia, South Karelia, Päijät-Häme, and Central Finland. The total area of Southern Savonia is 18,768.33 km2 (7,246.5 sq mi), with a population of 153,738 (2011).

Southern Savonia is located in the heart of the Finnish lake district, and contains Lake Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland. The two major towns in the region are Mikkeli and Savonlinna.

Historical provinces[edit]

For history, geography and culture see: Savonia

Municipalities[edit]

Southern Savonia includes 14 municipalities listed below (towns marked in bold).

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Southern Savonia:

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