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Regions of Finland

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Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). The regions are governed by Regional Councils, which serve as forums of cooperation for the municipalities of a region. Currently, the only region where a popular election is held for the council is Kainuu.

Regions represent dialectal, cultural and economic variations better than the provinces, which are purely administrative divisions of the central government.

Contents

Regions grouped by province

    Lapland Province

  1. Lapland (Lappi/ Lappland)

    Oulu Province

  2. Northern Ostrobothnia (Pohjois-Pohjanmaa/ Norra Österbotten)
  3. Kainuu (Kainuu/ Kajanaland)

    Eastern Finland

  4. North Karelia (Pohjois-Karjala/ Norra Karelen)
  5. Northern Savonia (Pohjois-Savo/ Norra Savolax)
  6. Southern Savonia (Etelä-Savo/ Södra Savolax)

    Western Finland

  7. Southern Ostrobothnia (Etelä-Pohjanmaa/ Södra Österbotten)
  8. Ostrobothnia (Pohjanmaa/ Österbotten)
  9. Pirkanmaa (Pirkanmaa/ Birkaland)
  10. Satakunta (Satakunta/ Satakunda)
  11. Central Ostrobothnia (Keski-Pohjanmaa/ Mellersta Österbotten)
  12. Central Finland (Keski-Suomi/ Mellersta Finland)
  13. Finland Proper (Varsinais-Suomi/ Egentliga Finland)
    Regions of Finland

    Southern Finland

  14. South Karelia (Etelä-Karjala/ Södra Karelen)
  15. Päijänne Tavastia (Päijät-Häme/ Päijänne Tavastland)
  16. Tavastia Proper (Kanta-Häme/ Egentliga Tavastland)
  17. Uusimaa (Uusimaa/ Nyland)
  18. Eastern Uusimaa (Itä-Uusimaa/ Östra Nyland)
  19. Kymenlaakso (Kymenlaakso/ Kymmenedalen)

    Åland

  20. Åland Islands¹ (Landskapet Åland²)
¹ The role that the Regional Councils serve on Mainland Finland are on the Åland Islands handled by the autonomous Government of Åland.
² The Åland Islands are unilingually Swedish. The name in Finnish language is Ahvenanmaa.

Coats of Arms (Selection)

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Central Finland

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North Karelia

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North Savonia

South Savonia Pirkanmaa Satakunta Tavastia Proper Uusimaa Missing image
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Åland

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Ostrobothnia

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