Savonia, Savolaks or Savo, is a historical province in the south of Finland. It borders to Nyland, Tavastia, Ostrobothnia, and Karelia.

AdministrationEastern Finland
Areaxx,xxx km²

Table of contents
1 Administration
2 History
3 Geography
4 Culture
5 Famous Savonians
6 Heraldry
7 External Links


For current affairs see: Eastern Finland

Savonia is virtually comprised within the boundaries of the administrative province of Eastern Finland.


Main article: History of Savonia

The province, which had been a part of Sweden from the 12th-13th century, separated when Finland was ceded to Russia in 1809. The provinces has no administrative function today but lives on as a historical legacy in both countries.


Main article: Geography of Savonia


Main article: Culture of Savonia

Savonia's dialect differs from other Finnish dialect, and many Finns think that the difference is positive and fun.

Famous Savonians


Main article: Heraldry of Savonia

The arms is crowned by a countal coronet, though by Finnish tradition this more resembles a Swedish baronal coronet. Blazon: "Sable, a drawn hand bow in and arrow aimed toward dexter chief, or; bow string, arrowhead and feathered tail, argent."

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