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Kesalahti is the southernmost municipality of North Karelia. It was officially founded in 1873. The area of the municipality is 582.67 km². 195.42 km² of it is water.
Kesälahti is advertised as a popular summer destination for families enjoying camping. The Puruvesi lake shores host three active camping grounds with cabins,¨and tent and trailer lots to let. The name of the municipality can be translated as 'summer bay'.
The current mayor is Jorma Turunen.
It was merged with Kitee on 1 January 2013.
Villages[change | change source]
Hummovaara, Kesälahti (centre), Marjoniemi, Purujärvi, Salokylä, Sarvisalo, Suitsansaari, Totkunniemi, Varmonniemi, Villala
Other websites[change | change source]
- The official Kesalahti page Archived 2006-08-09 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
- Advocate of Kesälahti and North Karelian culture[permanent dead link] (in Finnish)