- Western Finland
The Province of Western Finland is a province of
Finland. It borders the provinces of Oulu, Eastern Finlandand Southern Finland. It also borders the Gulf of Bothniatowards Åland.
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Finland Proper Satakunda Ostrobothnia
Central Finland Pirkanmaa
"For History, Geography and Culture see:
Finland Proper, Satakunta and Ostrobothnia"
January 1, 1998the Province of Turku and Pori, the Province of Vaasa, the Province of Central Finlandand the northern parts of the Province of Hämewere joined to form the new Province of Western Finland.
Western Finland State Provincial Office"
The Western Finland State Provincial Office is a joint regional administrative authority of seven ministries. The State Provincial Office serves at five localities; the main office is in
Turku, regional service offices are located in Jyväskylä, Tampereand Vaasa, and finally there is an office in Pori. The State Provincial Office is led by Governor Rauno Saari. Approximately 350 persons work at the State Provincial Office. The agency is divided into eight departments.
Regions of Western Finland"
Western Finland is divided into seven regions:
Southern Ostrobothnia("Etelä-Pohjanmaa" / "Sydösterbotten")
*Ostrobothnia ("Österbotten" / "Pohjanmaa")
Pirkanmaa("Pirkanmaa" / "Birkaland")
*Satakunta ("Satakunta" / "Satakunda")
Central Ostrobothnia("Keski-Pohjanmaa" / "Mellersta Österbotten")
Central Finland("Keski-Suomi" / "Mellersta Finland")
*Finland Proper ("Varsinais-Suomi" / "Egentliga Finland")
The regions in Western Finland are divided into 204 municipalities.
Heraldry of Western Finland"
The coat of arms of Western Finland is composed of the arms of
Finland Proper, Satakuntaand Ostrobothnia.
* [http://www.laaninhallitus.fi/lansi Western Finland State Provincial Office] - Official site
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