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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.

Regions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Template:Subdiveesions o Finland

Coat o Airms In Scots In Finnish In Swadish Caipital Map
Lapland Lapland Lappi Lappland Rovaniemi
North Ostrobothnia Northren Ostrobothnie Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Norra Österbotten Oulu
Kainuu Kainuu Kainuu Kajanaland Kajaani
North Karelia North Karelie Pohjois-Karjala Norra Karelen Joensuu
North Savonia Northren Savonie Pohjois-Savo Norra Savolax Kuopio
South Savonia Soothren Savonie Etelä-Savo Södra Savolax Mikkeli
South Ostrobothnia Soothren Ostrobothnie Etelä-Pohjanmaa Södra Österbotten Seinäjoki
Central Ostrobothnia Central Ostrobothnie Keski-Pohjanmaa Mellersta Österbotten Kokkola
Ostrobothnia Ostrobothnie Pohjanmaa Österbotten Vaasa
Pirkanmaa Pirkanmaa Pirkanmaa Birkaland Tampere
Satakunta Satakunta Satakunta Satakunda Pori
Central Finland Central Finland Keski-Suomi Mellersta Finland Jyväskylä
Finland Proper Finland Proper Varsinais-Suomi Egentliga Finland Turku
South Karelia Sooth Karelie Etelä-Karjala Södra Karelen Lappeenranta
Päijänne Tavastia Päijänne Tavastie Päijät-Häme Päijänne Tavastland Lahti
Tavastia Proper Tavastie Proper Kanta-Häme Egentliga Tavastland Hämeenlinna
Uusimaa Uusimaa Uusimaa Nyland Helsinki
Kymenlaakso Kymenlaakso Kymenlaakso Kymmenedalen Kouvola
Åland Åland Islands[1] Ahvenanmaa Åland Mariehamn

The region o Eastren Uusimaa wis consolidatit wi Uusimaa on Januar 1, 2011.[2]

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  1. The role that the regional cooncils serve on Mainland Finland are on the Åland Islands handled bi the autonomous Govrenment o Åland.
  2. "Valtioneuvosto päätti Uudenmaan ja Itä-Uudenmaan maakuntien yhdistämisestä" (in Finnish). Ministry of Finance. October 22, 2009. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 

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