|City manager||Kimmo Mikander|
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35. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Events 962 - Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume This is a list of the municipalities of Finland sorted by Population as of 31st of December 2005: Helsinki (Helsingfors 4/km²
|Unemployment rate||13 %|
Mikkeli (S:t Michel in Swedish) is a town and municipality in Finland. Urbanizationn (also spelled urbanisation) is the physical growth of Urban areas into rural or natural land as a result of population in-migration to an existing Unemployment occurs when a person is available to work and currently seeking work but the person is without work. Finland Swedish is a general term for the closely related cluster of Dialects of Swedish spoken in Finland by Swedish-speaking Finns as their This is a list of towns in Finland. In the year 1977 the juridical difference between cities towns and municipalities were removed ||-||}The municipalities ( kunta in Finnish, kommun in Swedish) represent the local level of administration in Finland and Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. Mikkeli was the site for the headquarters of Marshal Mannerheim during World War II. Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim ( IPA: ˡkɑːrl ˡɡɵstɑf ˡeːmil ˡmɑnːərhe͡im ( June 4, 1867 &ndash January 27, 1951 World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The town's coat of arms incorporates a pair of crossed Marshal's batons, in recognition of the Mannerheim connection.
It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. The state of Finland consists of 6 provinces ( Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län) The Province of Eastern Finland is a province of Finland. It borders the provinces of Oulu, Western Finland and Southern Finland. Southern Savonia is a region ( maakunta / landskap) in the south-east of Finland. Finland is divided into 20 regions ( maakunta in Finnish, landskap in Swedish) The municipality has a population of 46,612 (around 34,000 in the town itself) and covers an area of 1622. 11 km² of which 303. 57 km² is water. The population density is 35. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 3 inhabitants per km².
The municipality is unilingually Finnish (only 0. Finnish ( or suomen kieli) is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland (92% As of 2006) and by ethnic Finns outside 2% of Mikkelians speak Swedish as their first language). Swedish ( is a North Germanic language spoken by more than nine million people predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along the
The centre of Mikkeli is located on a low rise, set back about 500 metres from the shore of a bay of Lake Saimaa. Saimaa ( IPA:) or Saimen in Swedish, is a lake in southeastern Finland. There are several small lakes in and around the town. The lakes of the eastern parts of the town belong to the water system of River Vuoksi. The Vuoksi River (Вуокса Vuoksi Vuoksen runs in the northernmost part of the Karelian Isthmus from Lake Saimaa in southeastern Finland to In the west the town reaches Lake Puula that belongs to the water system of River Kymijoki. Kymi river ( Finnish: Kymijoki, Swedish: Kymmene älv) is a River in Finland. The town centre is built around a large market place, where markets are held twice each week.
There is an observation tower on Naisvuori Hill which visitors are allowed to climb for a small fee. The hill is a rocky outcrop to the North of the town centre and the tower was built as part of a wartime communications and observation network.
In 1965, the town was selected as the site for a new higher education college specialising in professional, engineering and vocational studies. Mikkeli Polytechnic received its first intake of students in 1969. It was originally housed in an old Russian army barracks on the outskirts of town. Purpose built accommodation has since been added, but the old buildings are still in use. For example, the student union is located in the "Officers' Club" building. The Polytechnic changed its name to University of Applied Sciences in 2006 and currently receives around 4,500 students each year from around the world. (Hence, the name has not been approved by the Finnish Ministry of Education. ) Its International Studies Centre runs business, engineering and IT courses delivered in English.  It offers some degree programmes which are wholly delivered in English.  Although, the Polytechnic's main language of delivery is Finnish.
Mikkeli has its own airport (domestic flights only), railway station (five trains to and from Helsinki, daily) and a concert hall. The latter is a genuinely world class facility, built in 1988 to commemorate Mikkeli's 150th anniversary as a town.  The concert hall provides the main venue for the annual Mikkeli International Music Festival, which attracts musicians and audiences from across Europe. For example Mariinsky Opera led by Valery Gergiev performs there regularly. The Mariinsky Theatre ( Мариинский театр, also spelled Maryinsky Theatre is a historic theatre of Opera and Ballet in WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Valery Abisalovich Gergiev (Гергиты Абисалы фырт Валери 
The University of Applied Sciences is now the largest single employer in the town. It employs around 400 full time teaching staff plus around 900 support and services staff. Other local employers operate in the forestry, paper, printing, farming and light manufacturing sectors.  Mikkeli is also a major holiday resort within the Finnish lakeland area. Finnish Lakeland or Finnish lake district (Järvi-Suomi "Lake Finland" is the largest of the four Landscape regions into which the Geography of Finland
Mikkeli is famous for its nightlife. There are a plenty of bars, pubs and clubs in it. The most popular clubs are Kharma, Vaakuna, Roller-Zic Zac and Amarillo.
The peace treaty of Nöteborg in 1323, with which the pogosta (church parish) of Savilahti was transferred from the control of Novgorod to Sweden, is the oldest written record of the settlement in the present region of Mikkeli. Treaty of Nöteborg, also known as Treaty of Oreshek, is a conventional name for the peace treaty that was signed at Orekhovets (Nöteborg on August 12 Veliky Novgorod (Вели́кий Но́вгород is the foremost historic city of North-Western Russia and the administrative center of Novgorod "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. The locality received its present name Mikkeli after Archangel Michael by the early 16th century at the latest. Archangels are superior or higher-ranking Angels Archangels are found in a number of religious traditions including Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism Michael (מִיכָאֵל Micha'el or Mîkhā'ēl; Μιχαήλ Mikhaíl; Michael or Míchaël; ميخائيل Mikhā'īl) is an
On January 23, 1597, more than 200 peasant rebels (called "club men" after their primitive arms) were killed in the parsonage of Kenkävero in Mikkeli. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor
In the war waged by King Gustav III of Sweden against Russia 1788–1790, a battle took place at Porrassalmi Strait, a few miles south of Mikkeli, on June 13, 1789. Gustav III ( – 29 March 1792) was King of Sweden from 1771 until his death Year 1788 ( MDCCLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap Year 1790 ( MDCCXC) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the Celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for Year 1789 ( MDCCLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common In the battle the Swedes (the Finns) victoriously defended their positions against superior numbers of Russians.
Mikkeli was granted town rights in 1838. Year 1838 ( MDCCCXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common The provincial government of the province of Mikkeli that had been established in 1831, moved from Heinola to Mikkeli in 1843. Year 1831 ( MDCCCXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Heinola is a city of 20910 inhabitants (2004 located in the Province of Southern Finland. Year 1843 ( MDCCCXLIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common
In 1918 during the Civil War, the headquarters of the White army were established at the Hotel Seurahuone in Mikkeli. Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Finnish Civil War was a part of the national and social turmoil caused by World War I (1914&ndash1918 in Europe Mikkeli was located in a conservative farming area and it was a White stronghold. But elements of the Russian army garrison in the area supported the Reds. A major engagement was fought around the railway station at Mantyharju, about 20km to the south of Mikkeli, when the Whites blocked a Red thrust coming north out of Kouvola. Kouvola is a town in southeastern Finland. It is located 134 km northeast of the capital Helsinki.
During the Winter War and Continuation War, the headquarters of the Finnish Army was located in Mikkeli. The Winter War (Talvisota Советско-финляндская война - official Зимняя война - unofficial Vinterkriget began when the The Continuation War (Jatkosota Fortsättningskriget Советско-финская война ( 25 June 1941 &ndash 19 September 1944)  The Army staff made their base in a local secondary school. At the site of that school is the small Headquarters Museum (Päämajamuseo) containing photographs and memorabilia of the era. Because the headquarters of the army was based there, Mikkeli was bombed heavily. But since there was almost no "high-rise" development at that time, the damage was quickly repaired. Indeed bomb damage made possible the redevelopment of the town, which gives most of it a very modern appearance.
Wartime Mikkeli is identified with Marshal Mannerheim, the commander of the Finnish army and later President of Finland. Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim ( IPA: ˡkɑːrl ˡɡɵstɑf ˡeːmil ˡmɑnːərhe͡im ( June 4, 1867 &ndash January 27, 1951 His personal railway carriage, which he used as a command post during the war, is parked in a siding at Mikkeli station. It is possible to look inside the carriage through its windows at any time. But public entry to the carriage is only permitted once a year, on Mannerheim's birthday (June 4). Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. The carriage was the venue of Mannerheim's famous 1942 meeting (near Immola) with Hitler, on which occasion a private conversation between the two men was secretly recorded. Photographs of this meeting are on display in the carriage. Mannerheim was a regular diner at the Mikkelin Klubi, where his favourite drink was schnapps.
One of the main museums in the town is the Infantry Museum (Jalkaväkimuseo) located in one of the former army barracks, close to the University of Applied Sciences. It contains exhibits from the four wars in Finland's modern history - the Civil, Winter, Continuation and Lapland wars.
In 1997 there was a province reform, which made Mikkeli the capital of the new province of Eastern Finland. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar The state of Finland consists of 6 provinces ( Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län) The Province of Eastern Finland is a province of Finland. It borders the provinces of Oulu, Western Finland and Southern Finland. In a separate reform, the rural municipality of Mikkeli which had surrounded the town and the municipality of Anttola were merged to Mikkeli in the beginning of the year 2001. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.
The city of Mikkeli as seen from the observation tower on Naisvuori Hill
Old cavalry barracks, now housing The Infantry Museum. The former parade ground is in the foreground
View to downtown Mikkeli over a bay of Lake Saimaa
The observation tower on Naisvuori Hill
Typical street scene in the commercial district of Mikkeli
Mikkeli. An old pre-war house on the left and a modern apartment block in the centre
Alternative view of the market place
Facing North along the railway track (Russian broad gauge) from Helsinki into Mikkeli. The town is to the left and the lake, separated from the railway by a timber yard, is to the right
The Officers' Club in the former barracks. Now the Students Union at Mikkeli University Applied Sciences
Mikkeli's cathedral (Lutheran)