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—  Municipality  —
Sulkavan kunta
Sulkava Church

Coat of arms
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
Region Southern Savonia
Sub-region Savonlinna sub-region
Charter 1630
 - Municipal manager Sami Sulkko
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 769.33 km2 (297 sq mi)
 - Land 584.89 km2 (225.8 sq mi)
 - Water 184.44 km2 (71.2 sq mi)
Area rank 151st largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 2,965
 - Density 5.07/km2 (13.1/sq mi)
Population rank 255th largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 98.6% (official)
 - Swedish 0.1%
 - Others 1.4%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 12.8%
 - 15 to 64 58.8%
 - 65 or older 28.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 20.5%

Sulkava is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 2,965 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 769.33 square kilometres (297.04 sq mi) of which 184.44 km2 (71.21 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.07 inhabitants per square kilometre (13.1 /sq mi). The municipality is best known for the annual long distance rowing contest Sulkavan Suursoudut, around Partalansaari ("Partala Island") on Saimaa.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


External links

A view from Sulkava Hill Fort


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