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  Provinces of Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finland consists of 6 provinces (Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län).
The State of Finland is since the late 19th century bilingual.
Each province is led by a governor (maaherra, landshövding) who is appointed by the president after a proposal by the cabinet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Provinces_of_Finland   (285 words)

  
 Historical provinces of Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The historical provinces (Finnish: maakunnat or provinssit – singular maakunta or provinssi), Swedish: landskap) of Finland is a legacy of the country's joint history with Sweden.
The provinces ceased to be an administrative entity already in 1634 when they were superseded by the Counties, a reform which remained in force in Finland until 1997.
Finland maintains the distinction between Dukal and Countal dignity shown in the coronets for arms of the historical provinces while all the Swedish provinces carry the Swedish style Dukal coronet since 1884.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Historical_provinces_of_Finland   (266 words)

  
 Finland - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Finland is bounded by the Baltic Sea with the Gulf of Finland to the south and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west.
The climate in Southern Finland is a northern temperate climate.
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.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Finland   (8075 words)

  
 Finland (04/07)
Finland's basic foreign policy goal from the end of the Continuation War with the U.S.S.R. in 1944 until 1991 was to avoid great-power conflicts and to build mutual confidence with the Soviet Union.
Finland and the U.S.S.R. signed a peace treaty at Paris in February 1947 limiting the size of Finland's defense forces and providing for the cession to the Soviet Union of the Petsamo area on the Arctic coast, the Karelian Isthmus in southeastern Finland, and other territory along the former eastern border.
Finland is well represented in the UN civil service in proportion to its population and belongs to several of its specialized and related agencies.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3238.htm   (3585 words)

  
 Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Province is a name for a subnational entity of government usually one step below the national level.
Provinces of Turkey The most populous province is Henan, China, pop.
Mountain Province: Census 1995 The total population of the province of Mountain Province as of September 1, 1995 is 130,755.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Province.html   (386 words)

  
 Politics of Finland
Finland's proportional representation system encourages a multitude of political parties and has resulted in many coalition governments.
Finland's two other major parties are the Center Party (Keskusta), traditionally representing rural interests, and the Conservative National Coalition (Kokoomus), which draws its major support from the business community and urban professionals.
The island province of Åland is located near the 60th parallel between Sweden and Finland.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/po/Politics_of_Finland.html   (1312 words)

  
 Coats of arms — Virtual Finland
The emblem is generally interpreted as a reference to the province's position as an eastern border region and to the lengthy struggle between Sweden and Russia for ownership of this area.
The present provinces are (from north to south) Lapland, Oulu, Western Finland, Eastern Finland, Southern Finland and the autonomous province of Åland, whose status was not affected by the changes.
The boundaries and the coat of arms of the Province of Oulu remained unchanged, though a new coronet was adopted.
virtual.finland.fi /finfo/english/vaakeng.html   (2864 words)

  
 Suomen Tasavalta | All About Finland
In Northern Finland, particularly in the Province of Lapland
The province authority is part of the executive branch of the national government; a system that had not changed drastically since its creation in 1634 to the new division to "greater provinces" in 1997.
Another kind of provinces are those echoing the pattern of colonisation of Finland.
www.freewebs.com /its_all_about_finland/geography.htm   (302 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Finland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Republic of Finland (Suomen Tasavalta in Finnish, Republiken Finland in Swedish) is a Nordic country, bound by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the southeast and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west, bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia (sea border with Estonia).
In 1808, Finland was conquered by the armies of Czar Alexander I and thereafter remained an autonomous Grand Duchy in personal union with the Russian Empire until the end of 1917.
Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Finland was free to follow her own course and joined the European Union in 1995.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Finland   (1315 words)

  
 Finland - CorpKnowPedia
Finland is situated betweed Sweden and Russia has also land border with Norway also.
Finland consists of 6 provinces (lääni, läänit or län).
The province authority is part of the central government's executive branch; a system that hasn't changed drastically since its creation in 1634.
corpknowpedia.org /wiki/index.php/Finland   (532 words)

  
 The Ultimate Finland - American History Information Guide and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken 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.
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 climate in Southern Finland is a northern temperate climate.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Finland   (2947 words)

  
 History of Finland: A selection of events and documents
Imperial Majesty's Gracious Rescript to the Governor General of Finland from June 8, 1899, concerning public anxiety caused by the forthcoming change in the Conscription Act of the Grand Duchy of Finland and promulgation of the Manifesto given on the 3rd of February.
Finland was forced on March 14, 1940 and again on Sept. 19, 1944 to cede her 2nd largest city to the Soviet Union in accordance with the peace treaties.
The leased territories of Hanko and Porkkala in 1940-41 ja 1944-56.
www.histdoc.net /history/history.html   (2009 words)

  
 999 Finland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
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.
During the 18th century, virtually the whole of Finland was twice occupied by Russian forces (1714–1721 and 1742–1743), known by the Finns as the Greater Wrath and the Lesser Wrath.
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.
www.112finland.com   (3479 words)

  
 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomi, Swedish: Finland) is a Nordic country, 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 frontiers with Sweden, Norway and Russia and a maritime border with Estonia.
Another kind of provinces are the echoing the pattern of colonization of Finland.
The climate in Southern Finland is a northern temperate climate and in Lapland subarctic climate, characterised by cold, occasionally severe winters and relatively warm summers.
www.irelandinformationguide.com /Finland   (1549 words)

  
 ESL Quiz - Finland (Vera Mello) I-TESL-J   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Finland, ___ capital city is Helsinki, is a country in northern Europe.
Finland's ___ countries are Sweden, Norway, Russia and Estonia.
Compulsory education in Finland begins ___ the age of seven and ends ___ the age of sixteen.
a4esl.org /q/h/vm/finland.html   (222 words)

  
 Top20Finland.com - Your Top20 Guide to Finland!
Finland was previously part of the Swedish kingdom and later an autonomous Duchy in the Russian Empire, until it declared its independence on December 6, 1917.
During the eighteenth century, virtually all of Finland was twice occupied by Russian forces, known by the Finns as the Greater Wrath (1714–1721) and the Lesser Wrath (1742–1743).
Finland ceded most of Finnish Karelia, Salla, and Pechenga, which amounted to 10% of its land area, 20% of industrial capacity and 400,000 evacuees, mainly women and children.
www.top20finland.com   (2009 words)

  
 The Identity of Finland
They are encountered nowadays in all areas of Finland, because the Soviet Union received in the war of 1941-44 the larger part of Karelia and the inhabitants of the area then left their homes and moved to other parts of Finland.
Since Finland is located in a “buffer zone” between the western and eastern blocs, a neutralist position is a safe one for Finland.
Finland has found peace and prosperity by “couching down between two burdens.” This condition has even given birth to the term “Finlandization.” Finland accepts some limitations on its sovereignty, but it currently enjoys a milder form of “tribute” than it has born in recent history.
www.giveshare.org /israel/finland.html   (5752 words)

  
 A narrative Finnish history (the s.c.nordic FAQ)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Finland's trade with the Vikings have left evidences as rich findings of Arabic silver coins, indicating Finland to have prospered as much as Scandinavia from the eastern trade.
SW Finland appears to have been allied with central Sweden already in the Viking age, so it has been hypothesized that the campaign was a punitive expedition against an ally that had become unreliable, perhaps because of the influence of Greek Orthodox missionaries.
On February 15th, 1362, the provinces in Finland can be said to have been officially acknowledged as equal parts of the realm under Swedish crown as the national law now was enforced in all parts of the realm, and Finland was represented at the election of king.
www.lysator.liu.se /nordic/scn/faq433.html   (2418 words)

  
 Finland : FI
Finland : FI The Republic of Finland is a Nordic country, bound by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the southeast and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west, bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia (sea border with Estonia).
Treaties signed in 1947 and 1948 with the Soviet Union included obligations and restraints on Finland vis-a-vis the Soviet Union as well as further territorial concessions by Finland (compared to the peace treaty of March 1940).
A quarter of Finland's territory lies above the Arctic Circle, and as a consequence the sun doesn't set for 73 days during summer, and doesn't rise for up to 51 days during winter.
www.findword.org /fi/fi.html   (1274 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.
Another kind of provinces are the echoing the pattern of colonialization of Finland.
Church of Finland, with a minority of 1% belonging to the
www.gurupedia.com /f/fi/finland.htm   (1740 words)

  
 Regional and local government (from Finland) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Finland is divided into 6 läänit (provinces)—Åland (Ahvenamaa), Etelä-Suomi (Southern Finland), Itä-Suomi (Eastern Finland), Länsi-Suomi (Western Finland), Lapi, and Oulu—each under a governor (maaherra) appointed by the president.
The provinces of Finland are divided into communes, which may be rural or urban in character.
It is bordered on the north by Norway, on the northwest by Sweden, on the southwest by the Gulf of Bothnia, on the south by the Gulf of Finland, and on the east by Russia.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-26134   (926 words)

  
 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
This WikiProject is an attempt to formulate a common template for the historical provinces of Finland.
This WikiProject aims to structure the articles for the historical provinces that geographically are a part of present day Finland, but historically was part of Sweden.
Modern Provinces: The modern province that the historical province belongs to and is divided upon.
www.irelandinformationguide.com /Ireland_Information_Guide:WikiProject_historical_provinces_in_Finland   (547 words)

  
 Background Note--Finland 3/97
Finland became a full member of the European Union (EU) in January 1995, at the same time acquiring observer status in the EU's defense arm, the Western European Union.
Finland's 1995 accession to the European Union has blurred the line between foreign and domestic policy; the respective roles of the president and prime minister are evolving, and plans are under consideration to rewrite the constitution to clarify these and other issues.
Finland's embassy in the United States is at 3301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008; tel: 202-298-5800; fax: 202-298-6030.
www.umsl.edu /services/govdocs/backgroundnotes/61.htm   (3399 words)

  
 Regional flags (Sweden)
All Swedish municipalities, provinces (landskap) and counties (län) have official flags derived directly from their arms, if they have arms (which most of them have).
The provinces has since at least the 17th Century no political meaning what so ever, but they are still the main way to describe from where in Sweden you are (there are only a few exceptions to this rule).
The counties are the subdivision of the state, which have led to that the county arms can be crowned with a royal crown when they represent the county board (länsstyrelsen), the highest body of the county, which is led by a landshövding ("land chief" or governor) appointed by the government.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/se-reg.html   (771 words)

  
 Karelia (Finland)
Since then it belonged to the Province of Käkisalmi (in Swedish: Kexholm; since 1946 known by its Russian name: Priozersk), which was given coat of arms totally different — even though not less martial — from that of Viipuri Province: a burning silver castle on blue, surmounted by two cannon balls in flames.
Most of the provincial coats of arms of Sweden (at the time including Finland), including that of Karelia, were designed for the funeral ceremony of king Gustavus I Wasa (in 1560, to be precise), probably by his son John (Johan) who was very interested in heraldry.
The Finnish coat of arms shows the Folkunga Lion from the Royal Swedish coat of arms, crowned, tramping on the Russian sabre and fighting with the straight western sword in its harneshed right arm — the swords and the arm, perhaps even the crown, were clearly taken from the Karelian coat of arms.
flagspot.net /flags/fi-k.html   (703 words)

  
 Finnish "husband" pennants
Finns at their summer cottages (very important for the vexillology of Finland; it was at these cottages, away from the prying eyes of imperial officialdom, that Finns first experimented with Finnish flags) fly, other than on flag-days, a pennant signifying the part of the country the husband hails from.
Finland is the only country where the provincial flags, which display the livery colours, consist of very long pennants.
Subsequent to this, I was ferreting into Finland when I came across a county that currently uses a similar one as its official flag, albeit the case appears rare.
www.fotw.us /flags/fi_hf.html   (542 words)

  
 Western Finland - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Province of Western Finland is a province of Finland.
It borders to the provinces of Oulu, Eastern Finland and Southern Finland.
The coat of arms of Western Finland is composed of the arms of Finland Proper, Satakunta and Ostrobothnia.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Western_Finland   (288 words)

  
 Finland - IBWiki
Finland is an independent member state of the Scandinavian Realm located around the Bothnian Gulf, composed of the former Swedish provinces of Finland Proper and Qvenland.
Finland's more than 700-year association with the Kingdom of Sweden began in approximately 1155 with the introduction of Christianity by a crusade and an expedition by a Svea nobleman Eric Jedvardson, later known as Saint Eric, who became King Eric IX (den Hellige, the Holy) of Sweden.
In 1362 representatives from Finland Proper, Qvenland, and Lappland were entitled for the first time to participate in the election of the Swedish king, whereby from that time the three provinces together formed the Swedish Land (or Landsdel) of Finland.
ib.frath.net /w/Finland   (616 words)

  
 Migration from Finland 1866-1970
However, with the exception of that from Vaasa and Oulu provinces, that from the northern portion of Turku and Pori Province, and that from the Åland Islands, this emigration was rather slight.
Beyond the borders of Vaasa and Oulu Provinces, emigration was however quite strong also from the northern part of Turku and Pori Province, from the vicinity of Rauma, from the Åland Islands, and from several communes along Finland Proper coast and archipelago.
When studying how great a proportion of emigration from Finland was at different times composed of the movement of entire families, and how great a proportion was composed of the movement of individuals, one can discover that as the phenomenon of emigration developed a definite shift occurred from family emigration to individual emigration.
www.genealogia.fi /emi/art/article300e.htm   (4488 words)

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