South Karelia · Population

Question: What is the population of South Karelia? Answer: South Karelia (Etelä-Karjala), Finland (capital: Lappeenranta) - last known population is ≈ 131 800 (year 2014). This was 2.405% of total Finland population. In this year, South Karelia population density was 24.7 p/km². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2014 (-0.21%/year), South Karelia population in 2019 would be: 130 359*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1980-1990] -0.28 %/year
[1990-2000] -0.28 %/year
[2000-2010] -0.25 %/year
[2010-2014] -0.21 %/year


GPS coordinates: 61.1181949, 28.1024372

South Karelia on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1980e, 1990c, 2000c, 2010e, 2014e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Statistics Finland
VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.06.2015 y2015 (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Ret. 2016-01-07
PX-Web Statfin in English tables
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).