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—  Municipality  —
Sauvon kunta
Sauvo Church

Coat of arms
Location of Sauvo in Finland
Coordinates: 60°20.5′N 022°41.5′E / 60.3417°N 22.6917°E / 60.3417; 22.6917Coordinates: 60°20.5′N 022°41.5′E / 60.3417°N 22.6917°E / 60.3417; 22.6917
Country Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Turku sub-region
 - Municipal manager Seppo Allén
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 299.75 km2 (115.7 sq mi)
 - Land 252.53 km2 (97.5 sq mi)
 - Water 47.22 km2 (18.2 sq mi)
Area rank 283rd largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 3,040
 - Density 12.04/km2 (31.2/sq mi)
Population rank 253rd largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 96% (official)
 - Swedish 2.1%
 - Others 1.9%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 17.6%
 - 15 to 64 64.8%
 - 65 or older 17.5%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%

Sauvo (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsɑuʋo]; Swedish: Sagu) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Finland Proper region. The municipality has a population of 3,040 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 299.75 square kilometres (115.73 sq mi) of which 47.22 km2 (18.23 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 12.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (31.2 /sq mi).

Like many waterside areas near major population centres, Sauvo's population increases every summer because of summer cottage usage. While vacationers are not reflected in the official statistics, they roughly double the population during the summer. The first written mention of Sauvo dates back to the year 1335. Today it holds a stone church from the late 15th century, and many manor houses.

The municipality of Karuna was merged into Sauvo in 1969.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


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