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Juva is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region some North-East of Helsinki. It was founded on 19 January 1442, and is the oldest parish/municipality in Finland whose exact date of birth is known. At the time, it was only the second parish in Eastern Finland, and later, several other parishes were separated from it, such as Sääminki, (present-day Savonlinna), Kuopio, Pieksämäki and Joroinen. Secular municipal administration was established in 1868.

The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is . It is mainly an agricultural community, but possesses also some industries, notably WS Bookwell, a major printing press in Finland. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Lake Jukajärvi is located in Juva municipality.

Juva (surname)

Juva is a Finnish-language surname that may refer to:

  • Einar W. Juva (1892–1966), Finnish historian
  • Mikko Juva (1918–2004), Finnish Lutheran archbishop
  • Siiri Juva (1886–1974), Finnish writer
  • Valter Juva (1865–1922), Finnish translator and writer