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, ilk o thaim responsible for ane o the regions cried alue in Finnish an region in Swadish; in addition, Åland wis designatit a seivent region.

Thir lairger regions comprise ane or mair o 19 smawer regions cried maakunta in Finnish an landskap in Swadish. The regions is govrened bi regional cooncils, whilk ser as forums o cooperation for the municipalities o a region. The main tasks o the regions is regional plannin an development o enterprise an eddication. In addition, the public heal service is 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 is elect bi municipal cooncils, ilka municipality sendin representatives in proportion tae its population.

In addition tae inter-municipal cooperation, whilk is the responsibility o regional cooncils, ilka region haes a state Employment an Economic Development Centre, that 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, whilk wur purely admeenistrative diveesions o the central govrenment. Historically, regions are diveesions o historical provinces o Finland, auries that represent dialects an cultur mair accurately.

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