Constituencies of Finland
There are thirteen constituencies in Finland. The citizens of each constituency elect members of parliament, ranging from 6 to 35 per constituency, except for 05 Åland, which elects one. The constituency division is based on the provinces in use from 1634 to 1997, and has remained in general the same since the first parliamentary election in 1907. In 1939 the electoral district of Northern Oulu was divided between the electoral districts of Lapland and Southern Oulu, Southern Oulu was then renamed to Oulu. After the war the electoral districts of Eastern and Western Vipuri, which lost much of their territories to the USSR, were united to the new electoral district of Kymi. At the same time Åland became a distinct electoral district. 1954 Helsinki was cut from Uusimaa. In 1962 Southern and Northern Vaasa electoral districts were united. 2015 the electoral districts of Kymi and Southern Savonia were united to South-Eastern Finland, and Northern Savonia and North Karelia to Savonia-Karelia.
The numbers of seats are based on the 2015 parliamentary election.
|03 Finland Proper||17||475,559|
|08 South-East Finland||17||457,336|
|11 Central Finland||10||276,265|
- 2016 population figures per region. Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases
- Vaalipiirit at the Finnish Ministry of Justice.