Much of Uusimaa is literally new – it has risen off the Baltic sea due to post-glacial rebound. The Finnish provinces were ceded to Imperial Russia in the War of Finland in 1809. After this, Uusimaa became the Province of Uusimaa in the old lääni system. From 1997 to 2010, Uusimaa was a part of the Province of Southern Finland.
Kontiolahti (Swedish: Kontiolax; literally meaning "bear bay") is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the North Karelia region , about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Joensuu . The population density is 18.81 inhabitants per square kilometre (48.7/sq mi).