Constituencies of Finland

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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.

Constituencies[edit]

The numbers of seats 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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