Tuupovaara

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Tuupovaara
Former town
Coat of arms of Tuupovaara
Coat of arms
Location of Tuupovaara in Finland
Location of Tuupovaara in Finland
Coordinates: 60°04′15″N 023°39′45″E / 60.07083°N 23.66250°E / 60.07083; 23.66250Coordinates: 60°04′15″N 023°39′45″E / 60.07083°N 23.66250°E / 60.07083; 23.66250
Country Finland
Region North Karelia
Founded 1910
Area
 • Total 661.34 km2 (255.34 sq mi)
 • Land 604.79 km2 (233.51 sq mi)
 • Water 56.55 km2 (21.83 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,217
 • Density 3.67/km2 (9.5/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Tuupovaara (Kovero until 1913) is a former municipality of Finland, located in the province of Eastern Finland. It was consolidated, together with Kiihtelysvaara, to municipality of Joensuu on January 1, 2005. The municipality had a population of 2,217 (2004) and covered an area of 661.34 km² of which 56.55 km² is water. The population density was 3.7 inhabitants per km².

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

The famous rally driver Ari Vatanen was born in Tuupovaara on April 27, 1952.