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Central Finland
Keski-Suomen maakunta
Mellersta Finlands landskap
—  Region  —

Coat of arms
Central Finland on a map of Finland
Country Finland
Historical province Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia
Area
 - Total 19,950.38 km2 (7,702.9 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 - Total 272,300
 - Density 13.6/km2 (35.4/sq mi)
NUTS 193
Regional bird Capercaillie
Regional fish -
Regional flower Oxeye daisy
Website pohjois-karjala.fi

Central Finland (Finnish: Keski-Suomi; Swedish: Mellersta Finland) is a region (maakunta / landskap) in Finland. It borders to the regions Päijänne Tavastia, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Northern Savonia and Southern Savonia.

Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.

Historical provinces

For history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

Municipalities

Main article: Municipalities of Central Finland

There are 23 municipalities in Central Finland. Cities and towns are marked in bold.

External links

Coordinates: 62°30′N 25°30′E / 62.5°N 25.5°E / 62.5; 25.5

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Europe : Scandinavia : Finland : Western Finland : Central Finland

Central Finland (Keski-Suomi) is a region of Western Finland.

  • Jyväskylä — University town and the hub of central Finland
  • Jämsä
  • Jämsänkoski
  • Keuruu
  • Saarijärvi
  • Viitasaari
  • Äänekoski
  • Hankasalmi
  • Joutsa
  • Kannonkoski
  • Karstula
  • Kinnula
  • Kivijärvi
  • Konnevesi
  • Korpilahti
  • Kuhmoinen
  • Kyyjärvi
  • Laukaa
  • Luhanka
  • Multia
  • Muurame
  • Petäjävesi — the wooden church here is a World Heritage Site
  • Pihtipudas
  • Pylkönmäki
  • Toivakka
  • Uurainen
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Simple English

Keski-Suomen maakunta
Mellersta Finlands landskap
Region FI193
Province Western Finland
Historical province Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia
Area19,761 km²
Population
 - Total (2003)
 - Density

266,082
13.5/km²
Regional bird Capercaillie
Regional fish -
Regional flora Oxeye daisy

Map highlighting the location of the Region of Central Finland

Central Finland is a province of Finland with about 270,000 inhabitants. The capital is Jyväskylä.

Municipalities

There are 27 municipalities in Central Finland. Cities and towns are marked in bold.

  • Hankasalmi
  • Joutsa
  • Jyväskylä
  • Jyväskylän maalaiskunta
  • Jämsä
  • Jämsänkoski
  • Kannonkoski
  • Karstula
  • Keuruu
  • Kinnula
  • Kivijärvi
  • Konnevesi
  • Korpilahti
  • Kuhmoinen
  • Kyyjärvi
  • Laukaa
  • Luhanka
  • Multia
  • Muurame
  • Petäjävesi
  • Pihtipudas
  • Pylkönmäki
  • Saarijärvi
  • Toivakka
  • Uurainen
  • Viitasaari
  • Äänekoski



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