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Southern Finland Province

Southern Finland (Finnish: Etelä-Suomen lääni, Swedish: Södra Finlands län) 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.

Southern Finland Province
Etelä-Suomen lääni
Södra Finlands län
Coat of arms
CountryFinland
EstablishedSeptember 1, 1997
AbolishedJanuary 1, 2010
CapitalHämeenlinna
Government
GovernorAnneli Taina
Area
• Total34,378 km2 (13,273 sq mi)
Population
(December 31, 2009)
• Total2,209,677
• Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
• Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeES
NUTS code18

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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.

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 offices were located in the cities of Hämeenlinna, Helsinki, and Kouvola. The administrative seat was placed at Hämeenlinna.

Southern Finland was divided into six regions:

Southern Finland was divided into 72 municipalities in 2009.

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

  1. "New regional administration model abolishes provinces in 2010". Helsingin Sanomat International Edition. Sanoma Corporation. 31 December 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved1 January 2010.

Coordinates:60°30′N26°00′E /60.500°N 26.000°E /60.500; 26.000

Southern Finland Province
Southern Finland Province Article Talk Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Southern Finland Southern Finland Finnish Etela Suomen laani Swedish Sodra Finlands lan 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 Southern Finland Province Etela Suomen laaniSodra Finlands lanCoat of armsCountryFinlandEstablishedSeptember 1 1997AbolishedJanuary 1 2010CapitalHameenlinnaGovernment GovernorAnneli TainaArea Total34 378 km2 13 273 sq mi Population December 31 2009 Total2 209 677 Density64 km2 170 sq mi Time zoneUTC 2 EET Summer DST UTC 3 EEST ISO 3166 codeESNUTS code18 Contents 1 History 2 Administration 3 Regions 4 Municipalities in 2009 cities in bold 5 Former municipalities disestablished before 2009 6 Governors 7 Heraldry 8 Notes 9 External linksHistory EditFor history geography and culture see Tavastia historical province Karelia historical province of Finland and Uusimaa historical province On September 1 1997 the Uusimaa Province the Kymi Province and the southern parts of the Hame Province were joined to form the new Southern Finland Province All the provinces of Finland were abolished on January 1 2010 1 Administration EditThe 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 offices were located in the cities of Hameenlinna Helsinki and Kouvola The administrative seat was placed at Hameenlinna Regions EditMain article Regions of Southern Finland Southern Finland was divided into six regions South Karelia Etela Karjala Sodra Karelen Paijanne Tavastia Paijat Hame Paijanne Tavastland Tavastia Proper Kanta Hame Egentliga Tavastland Uusimaa Uusimaa Nyland Eastern Uusimaa Ita Uusimaa Ostra Nyland Kymenlaakso Kymenlaakso Kymmenedalen Municipalities in 2009 cities in bold EditSouthern Finland was divided into 72 municipalities in 2009 Artjarvi Asikkala Askola Espoo Forssa Hamina Hanko Hartola Hattula Hausjarvi Heinola Helsinki Hollola Humppila Hyvinkaa Hameenkoski Hameenlinna Iitti Imatra Inga Janakkala Jokioinen Jarvenpaa Karjalohja Karkkila Kauniainen Kerava Kirkkonummi Kotka Kouvola Karkola Lahti Lapinjarvi Lappeenranta Lemi Liljendal Lohja Loppi Loviisa Luumaki Miehikkala Myrskyla Mantsala Nastola Nummi Pusula Nurmijarvi Orimattila Padasjoki Parikkala Perna Pornainen Porvoo Pukkila Pyhtaa Raseborg Rautjarvi Riihimaki Ruokolahti Ruotsinpyhtaa Savitaipale Sipoo Siuntio Suomenniemi Sysma Taipalsaari Tammela Tuusula Vantaa Vihti Virolahti Ylamaa YpajaFormer municipalities disestablished before 2009 EditAnjalankoski Ekenas Elimaki Hauho Jaala Joutseno Kalvola Karis Kuusankoski Lammi Pohja Renko Saari Sammatti Tuulos Uukuniemi Valkeala VehkalahtiGovernors EditTuula Linnainmaa 1997 2003 Anneli Taina 2003 2009Heraldry EditThe coat of arms of Southern Finland was composed of the arms of Tavastia Karelia and Uusimaa Notes Edit New regional administration model abolishes provinces in 2010 Helsingin Sanomat International Edition Sanoma Corporation 31 December 2009 Archived from the original on 2010 01 03 Retrieved 1 January 2010 External links EditSouthern Finland State Provincial Office Official site Coordinates 60 30 N 26 00 E 60 500 N 26 000 E 60 500 26 000 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Southern Finland Province amp oldid 1019081574, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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