orchestra, and also provides the main venue for the annual Mikkeli International Music Festival, which attracts musicians and audiences from across Europe. In a separate reform, the rural municipality of Mikkeli which had surrounded the town and the municipality of Anttola were consolidated to Mikkeli in the beginning of the year 2001. 20 The local football team is the Mikkelin Palloilijat (MP which used to play in Finnish the premier league, but is now playing in lower divisions. National Land Survey of Finland. The municipality of Haukivuori was consolidated with Mikkeli on January 1, 2007. His personal railway carriage, which he used as a command post during the war, is parked in a siding at Mikkeli station. 19 In 2012, they became Finnish champions for the first time. Novgorod to, sweden, is the oldest written record of the settlement in the present region of Mikkeli. Retrieved External links edit. Architecturally most of prewar Mikkeli doesn't exist anymore. When the police shot at the hostage taker's car, he exploded the car, killing himself and one hostage. Savilahti was transferred from the control. 18 Mikkelin Kampparit, or just Kampparit, plays in the highest bandy division. By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information on and off Facebook through cookies. Mikkeli was granted town rights in 1838. Mikkeli was the site for the headquarters of the Finnish armed forces during.