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Savonia, Savolax or Savo, is a historical province in the south of Finland. It borders to Nylandia, Tavastia, Ostrobothnia, and Karelia. The historical provinces (Finnish: maakunta, Swedish: landskap) of Finland is a legacy of the countrys joint history with Sweden. ... Nylandia, Nyland or Uusimaa is a historical province in the south of Finland. ... Tavastia, Tavastland or Häme, is a historical province in the south of Finland. ... Ostrobothnia, Österbotten (literally East (of) Bottom / the Gulf of Bothnia) or Pohjanmaa (literally Bottom land / soil / ground), is a historical province to the north in Finland. ... Finnish Karelia, historically also Swedish Karelia or Carelia, is a historical province in eastern Finland. ...

Savolax
Savo
Coat of Arms
Land Österland
Provinces Eastern Finland
Regions Northern Savonia
Southern Savonia
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Savolaks, coat of arms File links The following pages link to this file: Provinces of Sweden Savonia Historical provinces of Finland Österland User:Mic/Images Categories: Images with unknown source ... Sweden was historically divided into four Lands or Landsdelar: Götaland Svealand Österland Norrland Götaland and Svealand were once, in prehistoric times known only in folklore, in fragmentary pieces of foreign sources, in legends which only later chronicles have written about, rival kingdoms before being united under one Crown... Österland, or Österlanden, is a historical land of Sweden. ... Finland consists of 6 provinces (Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län), following a 1997 redesign that reduced their number from 12. ... The Province of Eastern Finland is a province of Finland. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ... Northern Savonia is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. ... Southern Savonia is a region (maakunta / landskap) in the south-east of Finland. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Image File history File links Map Historical Provinces of Finland, Savolaks © Mic, 2003 Released under the GNU Free Documentation License See also: Provinces of Sweden File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Administration

For current affairs see: Eastern Finland The Province of Eastern Finland is a province of Finland. ...


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


History

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 have no administrative function today but live on as an historical legacy in both countries. (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The provinces or landskap were the subdivision of Sweden until 1634, when they were replaced by counties in a reform, led by Axel Oxenstierna, that still remains in force in Sweden proper. ...


Culture

Savonia's dialect differs from other Finnish dialect, and many Finns think that the difference is positive and fun. A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος) is a variety of a language used by people from a particular geographic area. ...


Famous Savonians

Urho Kekkonen Urho Kaleva Kekkonen (September 3, 1900–August 31, 1986) was a Finnish politician who served as Prime Minister of Finland (1950–1956) and later as President of Finland (1956–1981). ... Paavo Tapio Lipponen (b. ... Pertti Spede Olavi Pasanen (Kuopio, April 10, 1930 – September 7, 2001 in Kirkkonummi) was a Finnish film director, humorist and practitioner of gags. ...

Heraldry

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".



Historical provinces of Sweden and Finland | The Swedish Realm
Alandia | Angermannia | Bahusia | Blechingia | Dalecarlia | Dalia | Finland Proper | Gestricia | Gotlandia | Hallandia | Helsingia | Herdalia | Jemtia | Karelia | Laponia | Medelpadia | Nericia | Nylandia | Oelandia | Ostrobothnia | Ostrogothia | Satakunda | Savonia | Scania | Smalandia | Sudermannia | Tavastia | Uplandia | Wermelandia | Westmannia | Westrobothnia | Westrogothia
Lands of Sweden: Finland/Österlanden | Götaland | Norrland | Svealand

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Savonia Polytechnic (154 words)
Savonia Polytechnic is one of the biggest polytechnics in Eastern Finland with approximately 5000 students.
Savonia Polytechnic is an active innovator at the area of Pohjois-Savo.
Savonia Polytechnic is also an international institution of higher education The international activities include student and teacher exchanges, common development projects, language and cross-cultural communication courses and international degree programmes.
Southern Savonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (108 words)
Southern Savonia is a region (maakunta / landskap) in the south-east of Finland.
It borders to the regions Northern Savonia, North Karelia, South Karelia, Kymenlaakso, Päijänne Tavastia, and Central Finland.
Southern Savonia is located in the heart of the Finnish lake district, and is perhaps best known for Lake Saimaa.
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