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The municipality of Ruokolahti is situated in south-eastern Finland, in the Province of South Karelia. Neighbouring municipalities are Imatra, Joutseno, Taipalsaari, Puumala, Sulkava, Punkaharju, Parikkala and Rautjärvi. Ruokolahti covers an area of 1188 km2 of which 21 per cent is water.

Ruokolahti has around 6200 inhabitants, but the population is doubled in summer as holidaymakers occupy the 3000 summer cottages in the region.

Ruokolahti is especially known for its natural beauty. In the west there is the shimmering Lake Saimaa and in the east there are hundreds of smaller lakes. The big Salpausselkä ridges run through the area.

(Text from Discover Ruokolahti web site with a permission.)

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