Southern Savonia

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Southern Savonia
Etelä-Savon maakunta
Södra Savolax landskap
Coat of arms of Southern Savonia
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
Country Finland
Historical province Savonia
 • Total 18,768.33 km2 (7,246.49 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 152,518
 • Density 8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code FI-04
NUTS 131
Regional bird golden oriole
Regional fish vendace
Regional flower water lily

Southern Savonia (Finnish: Etelä-Savo; Swedish: Södra Savolax) is a region in the south-east of Finland. It borders on the regions 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


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


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


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