Northern Savonia or, officially, North Savo[1] (Finnish: Pohjois-Savo; Swedish: Norra Savolax) is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of Southern Savonia (South Savo), Central Finland, North Ostrobothnia, Kainuu, and North Karelia. Kuopio is the largest city in the region.

Northern Savonia
North Savo

Pohjois-Savon maakunta
landskapet Norra Savolax
Flag of Northern Savonia North Savo
Flag
Coat of arms of Northern Savonia North Savo
Coat of arms
Pohjois-Savo on a map of Finland
Pohjois-Savo on a map of Finland
CountryFinland
Historical provinceSavonia
CapitalKuopio
Area
 • Total20,366.70 km2 (7,863.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total248,430
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeFI-15
NUTS132
Regional birdBlack-throated Diver, Gavia arctica
Regional fishVendace, Coregonus albula
Regional flowerRowan, Sorbus aucuparia
Websitepohjois-savo.fi

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Historical provincesEdit

For history, geography and culture see: Savonia

MunicipalitiesEdit

Northern Savonia includes 18 municipalities. Five of them are cities.

PoliticsEdit

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