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Suonenjoen kaupunki
Area 246.21 km²
Population
As of
Density
95,809
2005
389.1/km²

Suonenjoki is a town and municipality in the province of Eastern Savonia. The municipalities around it are clockwise from north:

History[]

The municipal area of modern Suonenjoki has been inhabited at least since 8000 BC.

First mentions about the eponymous river are from 236 AD, from Gothic sources. In 788 Viking sources mention the area belonging to King of Tavastia, and constituting a part of Commune of Rautalampi. In 1039, Tavastian royals converted to Christianity; a few years later, pagan tribes of Eastern Tavastia rebelled, forming the Confederation of Beinen and Outer Cajania. Eventual agreements with Kingdom of Savonia resulted in Suonenjoki River becoming the official border between the confederation and kingdom (1101).

The status quo remained unchanged until the conversion of Savonian royals to Christianity in 1330, and resulting war, which terminated the power of pagan Tavastians. Thereafter Savonian power was consolidated in the area.

The parishes of Suonenjoki and Iisvesi were calved out of Rautalampi and Tavisalmi Rural Parish in 1352. They constituted a great area of modern-day municipalities of Suonenjoki, Kärkkäälä and Suontee. Parish of Lieteenmäki was founded in 1519.

In 1596, the central settlement of Iisvesi was given town rights. Vehvilä became an independent parish in 1796.

In Napoleonic Wars, Savonia was conquered by Russian Empire and became part of Grand Duchy of Finland in 1812.

The Crimean War led to incorporation of the area into Republic of Finland in 1855.

The railway from Helsinki through Suonenjoki to Kuopio was completed in 1868, the branch from Suonenjoki to Iisvesi in the same year. In 1896, center of Suonenjoki was given kauppala rights, and in 1897, the area west of Lake Koskelovesi was transferred from Rural Municipality of Rautalampi to Rural Municipality of Suonenjoki.

Transport[]

Suonenjoki lies in the junction of two VR railways: Savonian Railway to southwest and east, Inner Savonian Railway to north and south. Suonenjoki railway station is also the terminus ofKonnevesi Railway owned by Sigone, which links the town to Suolahti, Rautalampi, etc.

Suonenjoki is also a junction of many roads. These include MR 9 (Turku-Suonenjoki-Kuopio), MR 15 (Kotka-Mikkeli-Suonenjoki), PR 69 (Suonenjoki-Suolahti), RR 545 (Suonenjoki-Vesanto), RR 547 (Jäppilä-Suonenjoki-Karttula).

MR 9 is an expressway for whole of its length, and so do MR 15 and PR 69. RR 545 is an expressway from the district of Iisvesi to the west of Vaajasalmi (kilometers 5-15 from Suonenjoki downtown). RR 547 is a semi-motorway from the district of Pappilanpelto to the settlement of Jalkala (kilometers 2-11).

Internal bus lines[]

High-frequency radial service within central settlement:

  • 1: Simola - Jokiranta - Central Hospital - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Putkinotko North - Yläpuro
  • 2: Simola - Myllykoski - Mansikkaraitti rw.st. - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Pappilanpelto - Vocational School
  • 3: Peuranranta - Iisvesi - Myllykoski - Käpylä - Kaatro - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Yhteislaidun - Vocational School
  • 4: Iisvesi - Tapiola - Mansikkaraitti rw.st. - Tervala - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Pappilanpelto - Harjunniemi
  • 5: Katajavuori - Lieju - Central Hospital - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Metsola - Jauhosuo
  • 6: Vieru - Central Hospital - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Putkinotko South
  • 7: Ratapohja rw.st. - Central Hospital - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Jauhojärvi

High-frequency radial service within the municipality:

  • 10: Vehvilä - Paaspää - Jalkala - Luukkola - Vocational School - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Rajalanniemi
  • 11: Saunaniemi - Iisvesi rw.st. - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Luukkola - Tenhanniemi
  • 12: Putramo - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Central Hospital - Simola - Venetsia
  • 13: Tyyrinmäki - Koskelo - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Luukkola - Vehvilä - Jylänki
  • 14: Sarviniemi - Tiikinlahti - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Jalkala - Myllyranta

Low-frequency radial service within central settlement:

  • 20: Valkeisenmäki - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Kopola
  • 21: Kolmisoppi - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Yhteislaidun
  • 22: Kokkomäki - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Putkinotko - Harjakangas
  • 23: Kuopionportti - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Vanhamäki - Harjakangas
  • 24: Simola - Iisvesi - Rantakylä - Tapiola - Metsola - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Soitunlahti - Vocational School

Low-frequency radial service within the municipality:

  • 30: Kurikka - Kapee - Kourujärvi - Koskelo - Oittilansalo - Putkinotko - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Central Hospital - Ratapohja - Herralanmäki - Karsikonmäki South
  • 31: Onnela - Jalkala - Luukkola - Vocational School - Central Hospital - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Iisvesi - Kinnulanniemi
  • 32: Nyyssölänniemi - Paaspää - Vehvilä - Suontaus - Luukkola - Vocational School - Central Hospital - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Koskelo - Vääräjärvi
  • 33: Kuivataipale - Paaspää - Onnela - Koivuranta - Vocational School - Central Hospital - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Vihanto - Kokinranta
  • 34: Putramo - Harjakangas - Putkinotko - Suonenjoki rw.st. - Central Hospital - Lieju - Vieru - Mustavuori - Ratapohja

Circular line:

  • 40: Putkinotko - Lampientaipale - Kaatro - Purola - Lieju - Kurenmäki - Yhteislaidun - Pappilanpelto - Kirkkolanniemi - Putkinotko

Other non-radial:

  • 50: Koskelo - Rajalanniemi - Saunaniemi - Iisvesi - Simola - Kokkomäki
  • 51: Koskelo - Vanhamäki - Putkinotko - Rajakorpi

Suonenjoki bus

Education[]

  • Lower elementary schools: Tenhola, Suontaus, Sianjalka, Onnela, Hulkkola, Paasvesi, Vehvilä, Joenpolvi, Putramo, Harjakangas, Putkinotko, Ahava, Jauhosuo, Poskilampi, Valkeisenmäki, Kaatro, Kruununsilta, Pappilanpelto, Yhteislaidun, Sammalselkä, Varjola, Tyynelä, Tyylinpuro, Yläkoski, Myllykoski, Käpylä, Notkola, Simola, Siiskola, Saha, Sormula, Jauholahti, Sarviniemi, Kokinsalmi, Saunaniemi, Rajalanniemi, Tyyrinmäki, Levä, Kurikka
  • Upper elementary schools: Lintharju, Rajakatu, Myllypuro, Hovinpelto, Lieju, Myllykoski, Iisvesi, Jalkala, Vehvilä, Koskelo
  • Upper secondary schools/gymnasia: Olavi Leskinen Gymnasium, Central Common Lycée, Relletti Gymnasium, Iisvesi Gymnasium, Käpylä Gymnasium
  • Vocational education: Suonenjoki Vocational School (at Pappilanpelto)
  • Tertiary education: Field studies of Department of Forestry, University of Pieksämäki

Subdivisions[]

Suonenjoen aluejako
n:o................................... Super-district Area Population Districts
01 Central Settlement, middle
Keskustaajama, keskinen
1.63 km² 7,721
n:o District Area Population
011 Uusi keskusta 0.47 km² 1,531
012 Vanha keskusta 0.18 km² 1,367
013 Kirkkolanniemi 0.22 km² 1,419
014 Harakkaniemi 0.07 km² 991
015 Kaatro 0.43 km² 405
016 Tervala 0.26 km² 2,008
02 Central Settlement, southeast
Keskustaajama, kaakkoinen
6.03 km² 14,776
n:o District Area Population
021 Etelä-Kopola 0.34 km² 1,024
022 Pohjois-Kopola 0.19 km² 1,312
023 Lieju 0.73 km² 4,465
024 Vieru 0.93 km² 857
025 Katajavuori 1.72 km² 1,080
026 Kurenmäki 0.20 km² 311
027 Yhteislaidun 0.97 km² 4,397
028 Pappilanpelto 0.93 km² 1,330
03 Central Settlement, southwest
Keskustaajama, lounainen
4.61 km² 9,504
n:o District Area Population
031 Ritomäki 0.21 km² 1,412
032 Myllypuro 0.25 km² 368
033 Rajakorpi 0.43 km² 226
034 Pohjois-Putkinotko 0.58 km² 2,195
035 Etelä-Putkinotko 1.03 km² 3,385
036 Harjakangas 1.61 km² 1,121
037 Yläpuro 0.50 km² 797
04 Central Settlement, west
Keskustaajama, läntinen
4.45 km² 9,230
n:o District Area Population
041 Valkeisenmäki 0.32 1,687
042 Vesitorninmäki 0.07 198
043 Kolmisoppi 0.20 1,413
044 Lampientaipale 0.87 712
045 Vanhamäki 0.52 424
046 Jauhojärvi 0.25 603
047 Jauhosuo 1.76 2,280
048 Metsola 0.46 1,913
05 Central Settlement, Käpylä
Keskustaajama, Käpylä
2.63 km² 7,145
n:o District Area Population
051 Kimppa 0.45 306
052 Etelä-Käpylä 0.99 596
053 Pohjois-Käpylä 0.64 3,197
054 Teräsmiehenkatu 0.18 1,943
055 Notkola 0.37 1,103
06 Central Settlement, north
Keskustaajama, pohjoinen
3.76 km² 14,186
n:o District Area Population
061 Iisveden keskus 0.84 km² 5,698
062 Peuranranta 0.31 km² 3,057
063 Kolikkoinmäki 0.31 km² 540
064 Rantakylä 0.49 km² 282
065 Länsi-Tapiola 0.76 km² 439
066 Itä-Tapiola 1.05 km² 4,170
07 Central Settlement, northeast
Keskustaajama, koillinen
8.55 km² 12,620
n:o District Area Population
071 Purola 1,053
072 Jokiranta 898
073 Kokkomäki 792
074 Myllykoski 2,508
075 Petsamo 1,383
076 Simola 3,176
077 Ratapohja 2,810
08 Putramo 6.37 km² 1,712
n:o District Area Population
081 Settlement
taajama
1.03 km² 1,278
082 Ranta 1.52 km² 201
083 Saitselkä 2.04 km² 132
084 Hepokangas 1.78 km² 101
09 Koskelo 11.69 km² 835
n:o District Area Population
091 Settlement
taajama
0.45 km² 580
092 Levä 5.47 km² 98
093 Kolju 1.19 km² 124
094 Heikinpelto 4.58 km² 33
10 Tyyrinmäki 13.74 km² 1,678
n:o District Area Population
101 Settlement
taajama
102 Kaupinlampi
103 Nuottaharju
104 Vehkavuori
11 Rajalanniemi 12.47 km² 2,013
n:o District Area Population
111 Settlement
taajama
112 Ropakisto
113 Mustapuro
12 Saunaniemi 5.22 km² 993
n:o District Area Population
121 Settlement
taajama
122 Tiikinranta
123 Kukkura
124 Väärästenranta
13 Sarviniemi 5.37 km² 1,868
n:o District Area Population
131 Settlement
taajama
132 Itä-Miekkavesi
133 Mäntyaho
134 Kokinranta
135 Vihanto
136 Etelä-Miekkavesi
14 Northeastern countryside
Koillinen haja-asutusalue
19.82 km² 673
n:o District Area Population
141 Venetsia
142 Iisvedenranta
143 Herralanmäki
144 Mustavuori
145 Katajavuori
15 Western countryside
Läntinen haja-asutusalue
52.35 km² 575
n:o District Area Population
151 Kurikka
152 Kapee
153 Vääräjärvi
154 Kourujärvi
16 Lintikko 10.98 km² 0
n:o District Area Population
161 Onkilampi 2.64 0
162 Palolampi 1.58 0
163 Etelä-Lintharju 1.74 0
164 Keski-Lintharju 1.11 0
165 Pohjois-Lintharju 2.06 0
166 Suursuo 1.85 0
17 Luukkola 16.70 km² 2,953
n:o District Area Population
171 Settlement, east
taajama, itäinen
172 Settlement, west
taajama, läntinen
173 Tenhanniemi
174 Suontaus
175 Lylymäki
176 Telkko
18 Jalkala 17.51 km² 3,442
n:o District Area Population
181 Settlement, north
taajama, pohjoinen
2.01 km² 1,275
182 Settlement, south
taajama, eteläinen
3.14 km² 1,770
183 Lapinkannas 3.30 km² 101
184 Villanen 4.02 km² 90
185 Koivuranta 2.55 km² 206
19 Paaspää 23.27 km² 1,880
n:o District Area Population
191 Settlement
taajama
1.02 km² 823
192 Kaivanto 2.42 km² 197
193 Hulkkola 5.52 km² 302
194 Onnela 3.07 km² 198
195 Teerikangas 3.10 km² 80
196 Pölkynvuori 4.28 km² 208
197 Kuivataipale 3.86 km² 72
20 Vehvilä 19.06 km² 2,005
n:o District Area Population
201 Settlement
taajama
202 Kutro
203 Litmanen
204 Tusja
205 Jylänki
206 Pekkalanniemi
207 Ryönä
208 Suurijärvi



 
Municipalities of Eastern Savonia
Kuopio Metropolitan Area Airaksela | Kuopio | Lamperila | Oravikoski | Riistavesi | Rissala | Vehmersalmi
Unnukka Subregion Joroinen | Kangaslampi | Kuvansi | Leppävirta | Näätänmaa | Sorsakoski | Tahvanala | Varkaus
Inner Savo Karttula | Kerkonkoski | Kärkkäälä | Niinivesi | Rautalampi | Suonenjoki | Suontee | Syvänniemi | Talluskylä | Tervo | Vesanto
Southeastern Savo Juankoski | Kaavi | Luikonlahti | Maarianvaara | Muuruvesi | Salonkylä | Sivakkavaara | Säyneinen | Tuusniemi
Northeastern Savo Kiuruvesi | Luupuvesi | Nissilä | Osmanki | Remeskylä | Ruutana | Salahmi | Sukeva | Vieremä
Upper Savo Iisalmi | Issakka | Jyrkkä | Keyritty | Koirakoski | Korpinen | Luosta | Rautavaara | Ruotaa | Sonkajärvi | Sonkajärven mlk | Viitaa
Säviä Subregion Hamula | Keitele | Laukkala | Pielavesi | Säviä | Vaaraslahti
Onkivesi-Syväri Subregion Alapitkä | Haluna | Lapinlahti | Lastukoski | Maaninka | Nerkoo | Nilsiä | Pulkko | Siilinjärvi | Varpaisjärvi
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