Electoral districts of Finland

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The Finnish Parlament is called Eduskunta, or Riksdag. It 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 2015 parliamentary election.

Electoral districts in the 2015 election
Electoral district 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

References[edit]

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

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