- Lapland Province
"Lapland Province" "Lapland Region"
"Lapland Province" "Lapland Region"
The Province of Lapland ("Lappi" in Finnish and Sami, "Lappland" in Swedish) is one of the Provinces of
Finland. The municipalities in the province cooperate in a Regional Council, which also makes it the Region of Lapland. It borders the Province of Oulu and the Region of North Ostrobothnia in the south. It also borders to the Gulf of Bothnia, Norrbotten Countyin Sweden, Finnmark County and Troms County in Norwayand to Murmansk Oblastin Russia. In some parts of the world, particularly Britain and Finland itself, it is considered the traditional home of Santa Claus( Joulupukki).
Lapland was separated from the province of Oulu in
1936. After the Second World War, the Petsamoand Sallaareas were ceded to the Soviet Union.
Lapland is the home of about 3.6% of the Finnish population, and is by far the least densely populated area in the country. The biggest towns in the Finnish Lapland are
Rovaniemi(the provincial capital), Kemi, and Tornio. Of the more than 185 000 inhabitants, less than 5% are Sami people.
The State Provincial Office is a joint regional authority of seven different ministries. It promotes national and regional objectives of the State central administration.
municipalities of Laplandare organised into a single Region, where they cooperate in the Lapland Regional Council, "Lapin liitto" or "Lapplands förbund".
Sami Domicile Area
The northermost municipalities of Lapland where the
Sami peopleare the most numerous, form the Sami Domicile Area. Sami organization exists in parallel with the provincial one.
The coat of arms for the "Province of Lapland" is composed out of the coats of arms of
Lapponiaand Ostrobothnia. The "Regional Council of Lapland" uses the Finnish variation of the coat of arms for Lapponia.
Lapland impact on Finnish numismatics
Most of the gold used to mint Finnish gold coins comes from Lapland. Lapland itself has been the main motif for a recent commemorative coin, the Finish First Finnish gold euro commemorative coin, minted in 2002. On the reverse side, the midnight sun above a lake in Lapland can be observed.
* [http://www.laaninhallitus.fi/lappi Lapland State Provincial Office] - Official site
* [http://www.lapinliitto.fi/ Lapland Regional Council] - Official site
* [http://www.laplandfinland.com Lapland Finland Portal] - from not-for-profit Lapland Tourism Organization (in 6 languages)
* [http://www.iglulapland.com/ Holidays in Lapland] - visit Lapland
* [http://lapland-holidays.info/ Lapland Travel Guide] - Information about holidays in Lapland
*http://www.experiencelapland.tv/ Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences - video portal. Videos about Lapland experiences and lifestyle.
* http://www.santatelevision.com/lapland/index.html - Videos about Finnish Lapland
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