Savitaipale [ sɑvitɑi̯pɑlɛ ] is a municipality in eastern Finland with 3768 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012). It is situated in the landscape of South Karelia, 37 kilometers west of the town of Lappeenranta.
The community center is located at Savitaipale Kuolimojärvi lake in the area of the ridge - ridge. The state road 13 from Kokkola to Lappeenranta crosses the municipality. Altogether, there are about 2,500 Savitaipale holiday homes. Other attractions in the municipality include the Partakoski rapids, the 1793 completed under Russian rule Kärnäkoski Fortress and the granite church was built in 1924 by Josef Stenbäck.
To the municipality includes the villages of Havola, Hyrkkälä, Jokeinmaa, Kaihtula, Karhula Kaskeinkylä, Kaulio ( Kauliala ), Kokkola, Korhola, Korpela, Koskeinkylä, Kuivanen, Kunttula, Kurhila ( Järviä ) Kylliälä, Kärpänen, Laksiainen, Lamminpää, Luotola, Luotolahti, Lyytikkälä, Marttila, Monola, Niinimäki, Paukkula, Peltoinlahti, Pettilä, Purtoismäki, Pöntylä, Rahikkala, Rantala, Ratasalo, Savitaipale Solkeinkylä, Susivuori, Säänjärvi, Tukiala, Uiminniemi, Valkolanmäki, Virmajärvi and Välijoki.
Sons and daughters
- Toimi Alatalo ( born 1929 ), cross-country skiers
- Jonni Myyrä (1892-1955), javelin thrower
- Päivi Tikkanen ( born 1960 ), long-distance runner