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Sulkavan kunta
Sulkava kommun
Sulkava Church
Sulkava Church
Coat of arms of Sulkava
Coat of arms
Location of Sulkava in Finland
Location of Sulkava in Finland
Country  Finland
Region Southern Savonia
Sub-region Savonlinna sub-region
Charter 1630
 • Municipal manager Rinna Ikola-Norrbacka
 • Total 769.33 km2 (297.04 sq mi)
 • Land 584.89 km2 (225.83 sq mi)
 • Water 184.44 km2 (71.21 sq mi)
Area rank 151st largest in Finland
 • Total 2,877
 • Rank 247th largest in Finland
 • Density 4.92/km2 (12.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish 98.6% (official)
 • Swedish 0.1%
 • Others 1.4%
Population by age
 • 0 to 14 12.8%
 • 15 to 64 58.8%
 • 65 or older 28.4%
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate 20.5%
Sulkava keskusta
Sulkava centre

Sulkava is a municipality in the Southern Savonia region of Finland. It had almost 3,000 living there in January 2014. The municipality is best known for the annual long distance rowing contest, Sulkavan Suursoudut, around Partalansaari ("Partala Island"). It is just as famous for the large party following the rowing event. The municipalities near it are Juva, Puumala, Rantasalmi, Ruokolahti and Savonlinna.

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