Constituencies of Finland

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There are thirteen constituencies in Finland. The citizens of each constituency elect members of the Parliament of Finland, ranging from 6 to 35 per constituency, except for 05 Åland, which only elects one. The constituency division is based on the province division in use from 1634 to 1997, and has remained basically the same since the first parliamentary election, which was held in 1907. In 1939, the constituency of Northern Oulu was divided between the constituencies of Lapland and Oulu. The constituency of Southern Oulu was renamed to Oulu in the process. After the Continuation War, the electoral districts of Eastern and Western Viipuri, which lost much of their territories to the Soviet Union, were united to the new constituency of Kymi. At the same time, Åland became a distinct constituency. In 1954, Helsinki was cut from the constituency of Uusimaa. In 1962, the southern and northern Vaasa constituencies were united. In 2015, the constituencies of Kymi and Southern Savonia were united, forming the constituency of South-Eastern Finland; similarly, the constituencies of Northern Savonia and North Karelia were united to form the constituency of Savonia-Karelia.

Constituencies[edit]

The number of seats per constituency are based on the 2015 parliamentary election.

Map of Finland's constituencies.
Constituency Seats Population[1]
01 Helsinki 22 635,433
02 Uusimaa 35 1,002,137
03 Finland Proper 17 475,559
04 Satakunta 8 221,752
05 Åland 1 29,179
06 Tavastia 14 375,540
07 Pirkanmaa 19 509,309
08 South-East Finland 17 457,336
09 Savonia-Karelia 16 412,131
10 Vaasa 16 442,495
11 Central Finland 10 276,265
12 Oulu 18 485,980
13 Lapland 7 180,231
Total 200 5,503,347

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2016 population figures per region. Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases

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