Central Finland

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Central Finland
Keski-Suomen maakunta
landskapet Mellersta Finland
Region
Flag of Central Finland
Flag
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
CountryFinland
Historical provinceTavastia, Satakunta
Area
 • Total19,950.38 km2 (7,702.88 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total275,320
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeFI-08
NUTS193
Regional birdCapercaillie
Regional fish-
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, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.

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]

The region of Central Finland is made up of 23 municipalities, of which six have city status (marked in bold).

Total: - 272,300 (2012 population)

Politics[edit]

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

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