Thursday, March 13, 2014
Finland - Southern Savonia - Savonlinna
Sent by Maarit from Savonlinna, Finland.
Savonlinna (Swedish: Nyslott, Russian: Нейшлот, Neishlott) is a town and a municipality of 27,420 (31 January 2014) inhabitants in the southeast of Finland, in the heart of the Saimaa lake region. The Finnish name of the town means "Castle of Savonia" and the Swedish name means "Newcastle". The city's Russian name is a direct transliteration of the Swedish name. (read further)