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
 (2020-07-31)[2]
 • Total2,476
 • Rank241st largest in Finland
 • Density4.23/km2 (11.0/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 2,476 (31 July 2020)[6] 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 4.23 inhabitants per square kilometre (11.0/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 lake 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. ^ "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Heinäkuu 2020" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  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.
  6. ^ "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2012" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Sulkava at Wikimedia Commons