Lemi [ lɛmi ] (Swedish historical: Klemis ) is a municipality in eastern Finland with 3061 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012). It is situated in the landscape of South Karelia, about 20 kilometers west of the town of Lappeenranta. The other neighboring municipalities are Luumäki, Savitaipale and Taipalsaari. The community center of Lemi is located on the shores of Lake Kivijärvi.
Lemi originally belonged to the parish Taipalsaari. The construction of the first church in Lemi was started in 1668, but before the church could be consecrated, it was two years later, victims of arson. 1688 a new church was built and Lemi became a private chapel community. The present church, a wooden cruciform church dates from 1786. Since 1806 Lemi is an independent church, the municipality was established in 1867.
Lemi is särä for traditional culinary specialty, a dish of potatoes and lamb, known.
To the municipality includes the villages of Ahtiala, Hakulila, Heikkilä, Huttula, Hyvärilä, Iitiä, Juvola, Kaamanniemi, Kuukanniemi, Kapiala, Keskisenpää, Korpela, Kurkela, Kärmeniemi, Laukkola, Lavola, Merenlahti, Metsola, Mikkola, Nisola, Nuppola, Parkkola, Pöllölä, Ruohiala, Ruomi, Sairala, Sorvarila, Suomalainen, Suoniala, Suontakainen, Sutela, Taipale, Tevaniemi, Torvenniemi, Uiminniemi, Urola, Vainikkala and Värtölä
Sons and daughters
- Mirja Hietamies (1931-2013), cross-country skier