Central Finland

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Central Finland
Keski-Suomen maakunta
Mellersta Finlands landskap
Region
Coat of arms of Central Finland
Coat of arms
Central Finland on a map of Finland
Central Finland on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 62°30′N 025°30′E / 62.500°N 25.500°E / 62.500; 25.500Coordinates: 62°30′N 025°30′E / 62.500°N 25.500°E / 62.500; 25.500
Country Finland
Historical province Tavastia, Satakunta
Area
 • Total 19,950.38 km2 (7,702.88 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 275,320
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code FI-08
NUTS 193
Regional bird Capercaillie
Regional fish -
Regional flower Oxeye daisy
Website keskisuomi.fi

Central Finland (Finnish: Keski-Suomi; Swedish: Mellersta Finland) is a region (maakunta / landskap) in Finland. It borders to the regions Päijänne Tavastia, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Northern Savonia and Southern Savonia.

Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.

Historical provinces[edit]

For history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

Municipalities[edit]

There are 23 municipalities in Central Finland. Cities and towns are marked in bold.

Municipalities by population (cities marked as bold)
Municipality Population (2012)
Jyväskylä 133,420
Jämsä 22,392
Äänekoski 20,282
Laukaa 18,478
Keuruu 10,522
Saarijärvi 10,373
Muurame 9,447
Viitasaari 6,988
Hankasalmi 5,457
Joutsa 4,909
Pihtipudas 4,492
Karstula 4,386
Petäjävesi 4,072
Uurainen 3,531
Konnevesi 2,903
Toivakka 2,465
Kuhmoinen 2,458
Multia 1,846
Kinnula 1,766
Kannonkoski 1,546
Kyyjärvi 1,475
Kivijärvi 1,301
Luhanka 799
Total 272,300


Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Central Finland:

Gallery[edit]

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