World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Southern Finland

Article Id: WHEBN0028216416
Reproduction Date:

Title: Southern Finland  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Kauniainen, Porvoo, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Aurskog-Høland, Rælingen, Lørenskog, Lunner, Nord-Aurdal, Kongsberg, Ringerike
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Southern Finland

Southern Finland Province
Etelä-Suomen lääni
Södra Finlands län

Coat of arms
Country Finland
Established September 1, 1997
Abolished January 1, 2010
Capital Hämeenlinna
Government
 • Governor Anneli Taina
Area
 • Total 34,378 km2 (13,273 sq mi)
Population (December 31, 2009)
 • Total 2,209,677
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code ES
NUTS code 18

Southern Finland was a province of Finland from 1997 to 2009. It bordered the provinces of Western Finland and Eastern Finland. It also bordered the Gulf of Finland and Russia.

History

For history, geography, and culture, see Tavastia (historical province), Finnish Karelia, and Uusimaa (historical province).

On September 1, 1997 the Uusimaa Province, the Kymi Province and the southern parts of the Häme Province were joined to form the new Southern Finland Province.

All the provinces of Finland were abolished on January 1, 2010.[1]

Administration

The State Provincial Office was a joint regional authority of seven different ministries. It promoted national and regional objectives of the State central administration. The State Provincial Office of Southern Finland employed about 380 persons. Its service units were located in the cities of Hämeenlinna, Helsinki and Kouvola, Hämeenlinna being the capital of Southern Finland.

Regions

Southern Finland was divided into 6 regions:

Municipalities in 2009 (cities in bold)

Southern Finland was divided into 72 municipalities in 2009.

Former municipalities (disestablished before 2009)

Governors

  • Tuula Linnainmaa 1997-2003
  • Anneli Taina 2003-2009

Heraldry

The coat of arms of Southern Finland was composed of the arms of Tavastia, Karelia and Uusimaa.

Notes

External links

  • Southern Finland State Provincial Office - Official site

Coordinates: 60°30′N 26°00′E / 60.500°N 26.000°E / 60.500; 26.000

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.