Pohjois-Savo region

Pohjois-Savo region is located in the central of Finland, where east meets west. With approximately 250 000 inhabitants, it is Finlands's sixth largest region. The landscape is dominated simultaneously by pristine nature and urban cityscapes, forests and lakes.

Pohjois-Savo has a combination of content people, an easygoing attitude and excellence in science technology, arts, industry and security. High quality skills and varied natural resources offer fantastic opportunities for new growth and renewal as well as the development of new products and services.

Did you know that...

  • Pohjois-Savo region has over 3600 lakes. The inland water area is more than the total area of Luxembourg.
  • the annual Wife Carrying World Championships held in at Sonkajärvi attracts contestants from all over the world. In 2015 there were participants from for example Japan, Australia and Canada.
  • Genelec active speaker systems have received numerous international awards and are used in professional studios all over the world. The high quality products are developed and manufactured in Iisalmi.