Mikkeli is a metropolis and municipality in Finland. It is located in what used to be the province of Eastern Finland and is a part of the Etela-Savo place. The municipality has a population of 53,781 and covers an area of three,229.Fifty seven rectangular kilometres of which 424.7 km2 is water. The population density is 31.Sixty four population in line with square kilometre. Mikkeli become the website for the headquarters of the Finnish militia for the duration of World War II. In reputation of this, the metropolis's coat of hands consists of a pair of crossed Marshal's batons, and the metropolis changed into presented the Cross of Liberty, 4th class, to be displayed with the coat of palms. The peace treaty of Noteborg in 1323, with which the Pogosta of Savilahti changed into transferred from the control of Novgorod to Sweden, is the oldest written document of the agreement within the gift region of Mikkeli.
The locality obtained its present name Mikkeli after Archangel Michael by means of the early 16th century at the contemporary. On 23 January 1597 greater than 200 peasant rebels have been killed within the parsonage of Kenkavero in a part of the bigger Cudgel War. In the struggle waged through King Gustav III of Sweden in opposition to Russia 1788–1790, a struggle happened at Porrassalmi Strait, some miles south of Mikkeli, on thirteen June 1789. In the struggle the Swedes victoriously defended their positions against advanced numbers of Russians.