Electoral districts of Finland

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The Finnish Eduskunta, or Parliament, is made up of 200 members, elected from 15 separate geographic areas, or electoral districts. All of the constituencies, with the exception of Åland, elect multiple members, ranging between six and 35 depending on the constituency's population. The constituency division is based on the old (1634–1997) provinces 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 would not entitle it to one.

Map of electoral districts[edit]

The numbers of seats are based on the 2011 parliamentary election.

Electoral districts of Finland
Electoral districts of Finland.svg
Map Electoral district Code Number of MPs
  
Helsinki 01 21
  
Uusimaa 02 35
  
Finland Proper 03 17
  
Satakunta 04 9
  
Åland 05 1
  
Tavastia 06 14
  
Pirkanmaa 07 18
  
Kymi 08 12
  
Southern Savonia 09 6
  
Northern Savonia 10 9
  
North Karelia 11 6
  
Vaasa 12 17
  
Central Finland 13 10
  
Oulu 14 18
  
Lapland 15 7

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