Sulkava

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Sulkava
Municipality
Sulkavan kunta
Sulkava kommun
Sulkava Church
Sulkava Church
Coat of arms of Sulkava
Coat of arms
Location of Sulkava in Finland
Location of Sulkava in Finland
Coordinates: 61°47′N 028°22′E / 61.783°N 28.367°E / 61.783; 28.367Coordinates: 61°47′N 028°22′E / 61.783°N 28.367°E / 61.783; 28.367
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Savonia
Sub-regionSavonlinna sub-region
Charter1630
Government
 • Municipal managerRinna Ikola-Norrbacka
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total769.20 km2 (296.99 sq mi)
 • Land584.69 km2 (225.75 sq mi)
 • Water184.52 km2 (71.24 sq mi)
Area rank144th largest in Finland
Population
 (2019-01-31)[2]
 • Total2,518
 • Rank240th largest in Finland
 • Density4.31/km2 (11.2/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.6% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others1.4%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1412.8%
 • 15 to 6458.8%
 • 65 or older28.4%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%
Websitewww.sulkava.fi

Sulkava is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the Southern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 2,518 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 769.20 square kilometres (296.99 sq mi) of which 184.52 km2 (71.24 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.31 inhabitants per square kilometre (11.2/sq mi).

Neighbouring municipalities are Juva, Puumala, Rantasalmi, Ruokolahti and Savonlinna.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

The municipality is best known for the annual long distance rowing contest; Sulkavan Suursoudut, around Partalansaari ("Partala Island") on Saimaa.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "population_count" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  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.

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Media related to Sulkava at Wikimedia Commons

A view from Sulkava Hill Fort