Facts about Savonlinna

Savonlinna is in the province of Eastern Finland in the region of Etelä Savo (South Savo). Savonlinna's neighbouring municipalities are Enonkoski, Heinävesi, Kesälahti, Kitee, Liperi, Rantasalmi, Rääkkylä, Sulkava and Varkaus. Savonranta municipality merged with Savonlinna in 2009. Kerimäki and Punkaharju municipalities merged with Savonlinna in 2013.

Savonlinna has a population of 36 256 (31.12.2013), and an area of 3,598 km², 1,358 km² of which is water. The population density is 16.18 inhabitants/km². Savonlinna is particularly known for its castle, Olavinlinna, and the Opera Festival held there.

Location

Province: Eastern Finland
Nearest towns: Kitee 85 km, Varkaus 86 km, Mikkeli 103 km
Nearest airport: Savonlinna 15 km
Nearest sea port: Hamina 236 km
Nearest inland harbour connected to the sea: Savonlinna deep water harbour

Language

Finnish 97.07%
Swedish 0,16%
Other 2,75 %