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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

For history, geography and culture see: Savonia

Municipalities

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

Politics

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

Gallery

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