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Iisalmi

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Iisalmi is a town and municipality in the Region of Northern Savonia in Finland.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is {{Infobox Finnish Municipality/population densityIisalmi. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.HistoryIisalmi traces its roots back to 1627, when the parish of Iisalmi was formed around the local church.In the 18th century, when Finland was under Swedish control, Sweden was frequently at war with Imperial Russia, and the area of Koljonvirta in Iisalmi was a battlefield on which one of the greatest Swedish victories occurred. However, Sweden lost its last war with Russia and had to surrender Finland to the Russian Empire in 1809.Iisalmi gained its status as town in 1891.EconomyOlvi, the last big independent beer brewery in Finland, has its factory and headquarters in Iisalmi. (Other big Finnish breweries have been bought by multinational companies.)Genelec, the manufacturer of high-quality active monitors and loudspeakers used in recording studios worldwide, has its factory and headquarters in Iisalmi.
Iisalmi is in Northern Savonia. To arrange what you want to do in Iisalmi, use our Finland online itinerary planner .
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