Central Finland

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Central Finland
Keski-Suomi  (Finnish)
Mellersta Finland  (Swedish)
Region of Central Finland
Keski-Suomen maakunta
Landskapet Mellersta Finland
Flag of Central Finland
Coat of arms of Central Finland
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
CountryFinland
Historical provinceTavastia, Satakunta
CapitalJyväskylä
Area
 • Total19,950.38 km2 (7,702.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total275,104
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeFI-08
NUTS193
Regional birdCapercaillie
Regional flowerOxeye daisy
Websitekeskisuomi.fi

Central Finland (Finnish: Keski-Suomi; Swedish: Mellersta Finland) is a region (maakunta / landskap) in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, South Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, North Ostrobothnia, North Savo, and South Savo. The city of Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.

The largest lake in the very water-based region is Lake Päijänne (1,080 km2). Other large lakes are Lake Keitele (490 km2), Lake Konnevesi (190 km2) and Lake Kivijärvi (150 km2). The highest point in the region is Kiiskilänmäki in the municipality of Multia, which reaches an altitude of 269 meters above sea level.[1]

Central Finland has been one of the slowly growing regions in terms of population, but the growth has been based on the Jyväskylä sub-region's position as a significant growth center, and most of the region's municipalities are declining in population.[2][3]

Historical provinces[edit]

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

Municipalities[edit]

The region of Central Finland is made up of 22 municipalities, of which six have city status (marked in bold).

Total: - 272,300 (2012 population)

Politics[edit]

Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Central Finland:

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Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jollei Haltille niin ainakin Kinttumäelle" (in Finnish). Tilastokeskus. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ Väkiluku. Tilasto- ja ennakointitietoa Keski-Suomesta 2019. (in Finnish)
  3. ^ Tilastokeskukselta jäätävä väestöennuste: Keski-Suomessa vain kolme kuntaa kasvaaKeskisuomalainen (in Finnish)

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