History in SavonlinnaEdit This
The development of the city was rapidly increased in the beginning of the 20th century, when the spa was built along with the saw mill. Also the building of the Saimaa canal and the construction of the railway system created a positive effect for the city.
In the early 1900s Savonlinna was already the centre of shipbuilding and traffic on the Saimaa. The industrialization of the city began around that time as well. In 1973 Sääminki County was joined into Savonlinna.