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Savonlinna or Nyslott in Swedish, (literally Newcastle) is a municipality of about 28,000 inhabitants in the southeast of Finland, in the heart of the Saimaa lake region. The municipalities (kunta in Finnish, kommun in Swedish) represent the local level of self government in Finland and also act as the basic regional administrative units of the country. ... A Picture of Saimaa Saimaa, or Saimen in Swedish, is a lake in southeastern Finland. ...

The city was founded in the 17th century based around St. Olaf's Castle. The castle was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 in an effort to protect Savonia and to control the unstable border between the Kingdom of Sweden and its Russian adversary. Savonlinna Fortress, Savonlinna, Finland This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Savonlinna Fortress, Savonlinna, Finland This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... St. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... St. ... Erik Axelsson Tott, (1415-1481) Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden, under the Kalmar Union, in 1457, shared with Jöns Bengtsson (Oxenstierna), and alone 1466-1467. ... Events August 29 - Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England. ... Savonia, Savolax or Savo, is a historical province in the south of Finland. ...


The city hosts the famous annual Savonlinna opera festival. The operas are performed on a stage built within the castle. The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ...


Statistics

2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...

External link

  • Savonlinna - Official site

 
 

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