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ENG: Meet our partner Saimaa-ilmiö and the whole region Savonlinna ❤

1. As a Savonlinna, you are bidding for the whole region. Can you tell us what your region looks like and what people can see there?

Savonlinna is an enchanting little town in the middle of Lake Saimaa. The provinces of eastern Finland and their central cities have nominated the enchanting city of Savonlinna as their candidate for the title of European Capital of Culture (ECoC) 2026. In the middle of everything is our clear blue Lake Saimaa. It is surrounded by woods, little towns and people (all together 700 000) who know how to enjoy the life near nature.

Did you know that Savonlinna features a more extensive shoreline than Spain - total over 6,000 km and lives there one of the world’s rarest seal species, the Saimaa Ringed Seal?