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South Karelia, Finland

South Karelia is one of 18 primary administrative regions in Finland with a population of approximately 132,252 people.

Facts and figures on South Karelia at a glance

Region name: South Karelia (Etelä-Karjala)
Status: Primary administrative region
Population: 132,252 people
Country: Finland
Continent: Europe

The regional headquarters of South Karelia (Etelä-Karjala) is located in the regional capital Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta) with a population of 59,276 people.

The distance as the crow flies from South Karelia's regional capital Lappeenranta to Finland's capital Helsinki (Helsinki) is approximately 204 km (127 mi).

Facts and figures about South Karelia
RegionPopulationRegional capitalPopulation
South Karelia Etelä-Karjala132,252 peopleLappeenranta Lappeenranta59,276 people

Compare with other regions in Finland.

Map of South Karelia

Map of South Karelia

Information on South Karelia

Information on South Karelia
Region nameRegional capitalSubregionsCountryContinent
South Karelia Etelä-KarjalaLappeenranta Lappeenranta2FinlandEurope

Time in South Karelia

Time in South Karelia
Current timeSummer time (DST)Standard timeCurrent timezone offsetTimezone
Wed, 29 Mar 2023 - 1:52pmIn effect (+1 hour)Wed, 29 Mar 2023 - 12:52pmGMT UTC +3.0Europe/Helsinki

Geographic coordinates of South Karelia

Latitude & Longitude of South Karelia
PositionLatitude (width)Longitude (length)
Show on map60°58'00.0"N (60.9666700°)28°10'00.0"E (28.1666700°)

Subregions in South Karelia

There are 2 administrative subregions in South Karelia.
Subregions in South Karelia
RegionNoPopulationRegional capitalCapital population
Imatra Imatra1.---
Lappeenranta Lappeenranta2.-Lappeenranta Lappeenranta59,276

External sources of information on South Karelia

South Karelia on Wikipedia