The Regions o Finland are the first level admeenistrative an poleetical subdiveesions o Finland.
Sax regional state admeenistrative agencies (Etelä-Suomi, Itä-Suomi, Lounais-Suomi, Länsi- ja Sisä-Suomi, Pohjois-Suomi, Lappi) wur creatit for Finland in 2010, each o them responsible for ane o the regions cried alue in Finnish an region in Swadish; in addition, Åland wis designatit a seivent region.
These lairger regions comprise ane or mair o 19 smawer regions cried maakunta in Finnish an landskap in Swadish. The regions are govrened bi regional cooncils, which serve as forums o cooperation for the municipalities o a region. The main tasks o the regions are regional plannin an development o enterprise an education. In addition, the public health services are uisually organized on the basis o regions. Currently, the ae region whaur a popular election is held for the cooncil is Kainuu. Ither regional cooncils are electit bi municipal cooncils, each municipality sendin representatives in proportion tae its population.
In addition tae inter-municipal cooperation, which is the responsibility o regional cooncils, each region haes a state Employment an Economic Development Centre, which is responsible for the local admeenistration o labour, agricultur, fisheries, forestry an entrepreneurial affairs. The Finnish Defence Forces regional offices are responsible for the regional defence preparations an for the admeenistration o conscription athin the region.
Regions represent dialectal, cultural an economic variations better than the umwhile provinces, which wur purely admeenistrative diveesions o the central govrenment. Historically, regions are diveesions o historical provinces o Finland, auries which represent dialects an cultur mair accurately.
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The region o Eastren Uusimaa wis consolidatit wi Uusimaa on Januar 1, 2011.
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