municipality in the region of Southern Savonia in Finland

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").[1] It is just as famous for the large party following the rowing event.[2] The municipalities near it are Juva, Puumala, Rantasalmi, Ruokolahti and Savonlinna.

Sulkava centre
Coat of arms


  1. Finland, eds. Paul Harding; Jennifer Brewer (Melbourne [etc.]: Lonely Planet Publications, 2003), p. 140
  2. Andy Symington, George Dunford, Finland (Footscray, Vic.: Lonely Planet, 2009), p. 144

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