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  Municipalities of Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The municipalities (kunta in Finnish, kommun in Swedish) represent the local level of administration in Finland and act as the fundamental administrative units of the country.
Municipalities have the right to levy a flat percentual tax, which is between 16 and 20 percent, which makes up two thirds of the total tax burden.
The size of the council is proportional to the population, the extremes being 9 in Sottunga and 85 in Helsinki.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Municipalities_of_Finland   (507 words)

  
 FINLAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Republic of Finland is a Nordic country in northeastern Europe, bordered by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the southeast and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west.
Finland's nearly 700-year association with the Kingdom of Sweden is traditionally connected with the year 1154 and the alleged introduction of Christianity by Sweden's King Erik.
The climate in Southern Finland is a northern temperate climate.
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/fi/Finland.htm   (2155 words)

  
 Finland - Gurupedia
Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the southeast and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west, and has land frontiers with Sweden, Norway and Russia and a maritime border with Estonia.
Finland's nearly 700-year association with the Kingdom of Sweden began in 1154 with the introduction of Christianity by Sweden's King Erik.
There are two official languages in Finland: Finnish, spoken by 93% of the population, and Swedish, mother tongue for 6% of the population.
www.gurupedia.com /f/fi/finland.htm   (1740 words)

  
 Finland
Finland is a bilingual country: 93 per cent of the population speak Finnish as their native language, 6 per cent Swedish.
Municipalities provide the prerequisites for the overall development in the municipality by means of industrial policy, land use policy and via their sustainable development programmes.
In Finland, municipalities and joint municipal authorities are responsible for a remarkable proportion of public procurement.
taiex.be /Services/SubNat/EU_impl/Finland.htm   (3197 words)

  
 Finland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Republic of Finland (Finnish : Suomi Swedish : Finland) is a Nordic country in northeastern Europe bounded by the Baltic Sea to the southwest the Gulf of Finland to the southeast and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and has land with Sweden Norway and Russia and a maritime border with Estonia.
Conclusive archaeological evidence exists that the area comprising Finland was settled 8.000 B.C. during the Stone Age as the inland ice of the ice age receded.
In 1808 Finland was conquered by the armies Russian Emperor Alexander I and thereafter remained an autonomous Grand Duchy in personal union with the Russian until the end of 1917.
www.freeglossary.com /Suomi   (2519 words)

  
 Finland -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomen tasavalta Swedish: Republiken Finland) is a Nordic country in northeastern Europe, bounded by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the south and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west.
When the Soviet Union fell in 1991 Finland was surprised and suffered economically, but was free to follow her own course and joined the European Union in 1995, where Finland is an advocate of federalism contrary to the other Nordic countries that are predominantly supportive of confederalism.
The judicial system of Finland is divided between courts with regular civil and criminal jurisdiction and administrative courts with responsibility for litigation between the individuals and the administrative organs of the state and the communities.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Finland   (3563 words)

  
 F I N L A N D   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Finland belongs to the Nordic social welfare states, which have traditionally emphasized the need for an extensive network of public cultural institutions, for example libraries, theatres, operas, orchestras, etc.
The non-material cultural heritage of Finland is strongly rooted in the oral folk culture as recorded by Elias Lönnrot in the national epic Kalevala.
Finland was an active participant in the UNESCO World Decade for Cultural Development project "Oral Epics along the Silk Roads", which is part of the "Integral Study of the Silk Roads: Roads of Dialogue" programme.
www.culturelink.org /culpol/finland.html   (7650 words)

  
 Finland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Republic of Finland (Finnish languageFinnish: ''Suomen tasavalta'', Finland-SwedishSwedish: ''Republiken Finland'') is a Nordic countriesNordic country in northeastern Europe, bordered by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the southeast and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west.
The beginning of Finland's nearly 700-year association with the Kingdom of Sweden is traditionally connected with the year 1154 and the alleged christianizationintroduction of Christianity by Sweden's Eric IX of SwedenKing Erik.
In 1808, Finland was conquered by the armies of Alexander I of RussiaRussian Emperor Alexander I and thereafter remained an autonomous Grand duchyGrand Duchy in personal union with the Russian Empire until the end of 1917.
www.infothis.com /find/Finland   (3352 words)

  
 VERTTI - A Reference Database for Municipal Services (Finland)
Over the past few years the municipalities have become increasingly aware of the need to ensure that good management practices are followed in the provision, operation and maintenance of those services.
The services provided by municipalities are considered and treated as their "products", and, with diminishing resources, a great deal of attention is paid to the efficiency of the delivery process.
The municipal agencies use the VERTTI reference database system not only to compare their performance with other municipalities at a certain point of time, but also to monitor the development of their own performance over several years.
www.unesco.org /most/westeu22.htm   (1704 words)

  
 American Journal of Economics and Sociology, The: Finland
Finland is a parliamentary democracy, one of Europe's Nordic countries, and since 1995 a member of the European Union.
Finland has a population of around five million and a land area of 305,000 sq.
Beginning in 1922, forest taxation in Finland was based on the estimated average value of the annual increment of the growing stock (=yield taxation).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0254/is_5_59/ai_70738924   (1477 words)

  
 Rxpress - Larsmo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Larsmo (Luoto in Finnish) is a municipality of Finland.
It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Ostrobothnia region.
The municipality has a population of 4,251 (2003) and covers an area of 170.34 km² of which 32.59 km² is water.
www.rxpresspharmacy.com /wiki/index/Larsmo   (54 words)

  
 Independent Living and Personal Assistant Services in Finland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As of 1992 municipalities in Finland are required to provide sufficient residential services to allow people with disabilities to live in their homes.
In Finland in contrast to the past, young people with disabilities are no longer being forced onto a pension system but are given corresponding amounts of money for rehabilitation.
Finland: The Threshhold Association:founded in 1973 by disabled university students.
www.disabilityworld.org /01-02_01/il/finland.htm   (901 words)

  
 Swedish in Finland — Virtual Finland
The area of Finland settled by Swedish speakers was geographically dispersed and limited to coastal areas.
In 1863, Finnish was given an equal position with Swedish as the official language of Finland, and a legislative reform in 1906 gave Finnish a position in practice which corresponded to the dominant numbers of Finnish speakers in the country’s population.
Municipalities in Finland can be unilingual (in either Finnish or Swedish) or bilingual, but a person can officially have only one first language.
virtual.finland.fi /finfo/english/finnswedes.html   (2827 words)

  
 Finland
The aim of the Week was to increase the educational level of people with jobs but little education by encouraging and motivating them to acquire information about their learning opportunities.
Moreover, a guidebook "From basic skills to a profession - manual for adult foreigners in Finland" was published by the Ministries of Employment and of Education, and the National Board of Education.
An adult learners week has taken place in Finland each year since 1998 in September, with the overall objective of motivating adults to join learning activities (in showing that it can be enjoyable!), of presenting existing opportunities, and of promoting the idea of lifelong learning.
www.unesco.org /education/uie/InternationalALW/countries/finland.html   (713 words)

  
 Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net
It is located in the provinces of Finland province of Oulu (province) Oulu and is part of the Kainuu regions of Finland region.
The municipality has a population of 4,220 (2003) and covers an area of 1,134.14 square kilometre km² of which 215.57 km² is water.
As a word in the Finnish language, the word '''paltamo''' means a tar boat, which is the reason the coat of arms of Paltamo has three fl tar boats on a golden background.
www.mauspfeil.net /Paltamo.html   (280 words)

  
 Country Survey: Finland
The bottom layer consists of municipalities or communes (kunta), total number of which are 452 (population size ranges from 126 to 546,317 inhabitants).
The decree stated that from thereon the territory of each rural church parish was to be established as a municipality with its general meeting and elected officials (the towns and cities had their own historical privileges and administrative system).
Administrative municipalities and historical counties (as judicial units), however, are of much older origin, and they date back maybe to the pre-historic period (prior to the thirteenth century).
www.geog.port.ac.uk /hist-bound/country_rep/finland.htm   (3792 words)

  
 biology - Salla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Salla is a municipality of Finland and is located in Lapland.
The municipality has a population of 4,970 and covers an area of 5,878 km² of which 134.85 km² is water.
Parts of the municipality were ceded to the Soviet Union after the Winter War.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/Salla   (87 words)

  
 Finland Travel Club
Finland (Suomi, Finnland, Finlande, Finlandia) is the home country of sauna, Sibelius and Santa Claus.
Helsinki is the capital of Finland but there are also very many other interesting cities and municipalities in Finland.
It was built in 1906 and it is the first lighthouse museum in Finland.
groups.msn.com /FinlandTravelClub   (627 words)

  
 Finland:Country Web Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This book reviews Finland's success in achieving balanced development over the past decade and assesses the challenges that it faces in maintaining this success.
Finland once again came out top in the OECD´s latest PISA study of learning results among 15-year olds, with high performances in mathematics, science, mother tongue and problem solving.
A new OECD report reviews family-friendly policies in Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom and makes recommendations to further ensure the well-being of parents and children.
www.oecd.org /country/0,3021,en_33873108_33873360_1_1_1_1_1,00.html   (313 words)

  
 Finland Diary
Finland was conquered and colonized by Swedish king in the medieval times, claiming it to be a crusade - the reasons were really greed and geopolitics.
The municipality where the vocational school is Finnish as +90% of the municipalities in Finland.
The bi-lingualism of Finland is even more stupid, a remnant from the civil war, when the Swedes were on the winning side and had smoking guns in their hands.
blogs.washingtonpost.com /finlanddiary/2005/05/focus_on_school.html   (17106 words)

  
 Rxpress - Kemi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland.
It is located in the province of Lapland.
The municipality has a population of 23,424 and covers an area of 91.96 km² of which 1.25 km² is water.
www.rxpresspharmacy.com /wiki/index/Kemi   (142 words)

  
 Southern Finland - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the 1997 redesign that reduced their number of provinces from 12 to 6 the Uusimaa province, Kymi province and the southern parts of Häme province formed the new province of Southern Finland.
Southern Finland is divided into 88 municipalities and contains the cities of Hämeenlinna, Helsinki, Kouvola.
The coat of arms of Southern Finland is composed of the arms of Tavastia, Karelia and Uusimaa.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Southern_Finland   (199 words)

  
 Central Finland region (Finland)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At http://www.keskisuomi.fi/english/symbols.html the Regional Council of Central Finland shows the flag and arms of Central Finland.
The flag of Central Finland is obviously a banner of arms, thus showing a fl grouse on a white field.
As is usual in Finland, the pennant is made with just one point fastened to the halyard, thus making it most suitable to hang straight down, and able to swing around so that the fl or the red field appears to be on top (cf.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/fi-cf.html   (149 words)

  
 Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net
Image:Location of Lapinlahti.png thumb150px '''Lapinlahti''' is a municipalities of Finland municipality of Finland.
It is located in the provinces of Finland province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia regions of Finland region.
The municipality has a population of 7,623 (2003) and covers an area of 711.87 square kilometre km² of which 98.30 km² is water.
www.mauspfeil.net /Lapinlahti.html   (137 words)

  
 The Municipalities' Environmental Barometer - Finland Futures Research Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The goals of the system are – in short – to describe the ways a municipality can improve or decline in environmental policies and then as a next step to encourage the municipality to head towards an ecologically sustainable development.
According to the description gained in publicity, the indicator rewards the improving municipalities and regions.
After a certain test round, the final report "The Municipalities’ Environmental Barometer" will be ready (7/2001) and the indicator will be shown to the public for the first time.
www.tukkk.fi /tutu/ympbaroenglish.htm   (325 words)

  
 Decentralisation and equity of healthcare provision in Finland -- Koivusalo 318 (7192): 1198 -- BMJ
Decentralisation and equity of healthcare provision in Finland -- Koivusalo 318 (7192): 1198 -- BMJ
Finland has a comparatively sparse population of 5.1 million in an area of 338 145 km
Although municipalities in Finland have tax powers, the resources gained are related to the taxable population, with the danger
bmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/318/7192/1198   (1780 words)

  
 Local Finland - Frontpage
There are 432 towns and cities in Finland.
The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities is made up of the towns and municipalities in Finland.
The Association's goal is to promote opportunities for local authorities to operate and co-operate, and to promote their vitality for the benefit of the residents.
www.kunnat.net /k_etusivu.asp?path=1;161;279   (180 words)

  
 Finland Travel Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Helsinki is the capital of Finland but there are also very many other interesting cities and municipalities in Finland, e.g.
Welcome to Finland, a modern country with long cultural traditions.
If your answer is "yes" you could join Jolly Dragon which is an international hobby and social club in Helsinki.
groups.msn.com /FinlandTravelClub/_whatsnew.msnw   (783 words)

  
 Northern Karelia region (Finland)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Eastern Finland Province (Itä-Suomen lääni, Östra Finlands län)
Different Karelias, a map of historical borders from Virtual Finland
This is the flag of the Finnish province/region of North Karelia (Pohjois-Karjalan maakunta/landskapet Norra Karelen).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/fi-nk.html   (290 words)

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