Former municipality
Kesälahden kunta

Coat of arms

Location of Kesälahti in Finland
Coordinates: 61°53.5′N 029°50′E / 61.8917°N 29.833°E / 61.8917; 29.833Coordinates: 61°53.5′N 029°50′E / 61.8917°N 29.833°E / 61.8917; 29.833
Country Finland
Region North Karelia
Sub-region Central Karelia sub-region
Charter 1873
  Municipal manager Jorma Turunen
  Total 583.08 km2 (225.13 sq mi)
  Land 387.89 km2 (149.77 sq mi)
  Water 195.19 km2 (75.36 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
  Total 2,326
  Density 6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kesälahti is a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated with Kitee on 1 January 2013.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. The municipality has a population of 2,326 (31 December 2012)[2] and covers an area of 583.08 square kilometres (225.13 sq mi) of which 195.19 km2 (75.36 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.9965/km2 (15.531/sq mi).

The municipality was unilingually Finnish. The municipality has previously also been known as "Kesälax" in Swedish documents, but is today referred to as "Kesälahti" also in Swedish.[3]


  1. 1 2 "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  2. 1 2 "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2012" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.

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