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North Savo
Pohjois-Savo (Finnish)
Norra Savolax (Swedish)
Region of North Savo
Pohjois-Savon maakunta
Landskapet Norra Savolax
Flag of North Savo
Coat of arms of North Savo
North Savo on a map of Finland
North Savo on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 63°N 27°E / 63°N 27°E / 63; 27
Historical provinceSavonia
 • Total20,366.70 km2 (7,863.63 sq mi)
 • Total244,236
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
 • Total€7.831 billion (2015)
 • Per capita€31,542 (2015)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeFI-15
Regional mammalMoose, Alces alces
Regional birdBlack-throated Diver, Gavia arctica
Regional fishVendace, Coregonus albula
Regional flowerRowan, Sorbus aucuparia
Regional stoneApatite
Regional lakeLake Juojärvi

North Savo[2] (or Northern Savonia; Finnish: Pohjois-Savo; Swedish: Norra Savolax) is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of South Savo, Central Finland, North Ostrobothnia, Kainuu, and North Karelia. Kuopio is the largest city in the region and Lake Kallavesi is the largest lake in the region.

The region's traditional food is a fish and bacon filling pie called Kalakukko.[3]

Historical provinces

For history, geography and culture see: Savonia


Main article: Municipalities of North Savo

North Savo includes 19 municipalities, which five of them are cities and towns (marked bold).

Also, North Savo includes five sub-regions: Kuopio sub-region, Inner Savonia, North Eastern Savonia, Upper Savonia, and Varkaus sub-region.


Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in North Savo:

Tertiary education


  1. ^ Regions and Cities > Regional Statistics > Regional Economy > Regional GDP per Capita, OECD.Stats. Accessed on 16 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Alueluokitusmuutokset 1.1.2019".
  3. ^ "Kalakukko | Traditional Savory Pie From Northern Savonia | TasteAtlas".