Parliamentary constituencies of Finland


Parliamentary constituencies of Finland

The Finnish "Eduskunta", or Parliament, is made up of 200 members, elected from 15 separate geographic areas, or constituencies. All of the constituencies, with the exception of Åland, elect multiple members, ranging between six and 34 depending on the constituency's population. The constituency division is largely based on the administrative regions of Finland, and has remained more or less the same since the first elections for the "Eduskunta" in 1907.

A special case is the constituency of Åland, which only elects one member of parliament. Even though the region of Åland is much smaller than any of the other constituencies, Finnish law gives a special status for the region and it gets a seat even if its population does not entitle it to one.

Constituencies

The numbers of seats are based on the 2007 parliamentary election.

*Central Finland (10 seats)
*Finland Proper (17 seats)
*Helsinki (21 seats)
*Kymi (12 seats)
*Lapland (7 seats)
*Northern Savonia (10 seats)
*North Karelia (6 seats)
*Oulu (18 seats)
*Pirkanmaa (18 seats)
*Satakunta (9 seats)
*Southern Savonia (6 seats)
*Tavastia (14 seats)
*Uusimaa (34 seats)
*Vaasa (17 seats)
*Åland (1 seat)

External links

* [http://www.vaalit.fi/14742.htm Vaalipiirit] at the Finnish Ministry of Justice.


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