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Satakunta (region)
Satakunta (in both Finnish and Swedish, ) is a region ( / ) of Finland, part of the former Western Finland Province. It borders the regions of Southwest Finland, Pirkanmaa, South Ostrobothnia and Ostrobothnia. The capital city of the region is Pori. The name of the region literally means Hundred. The historical province of the same name was a larger area within Finland, covering modern Satakunta as well as much of Pirkanmaa. Municipalities The region of Satakunta is made up of 16 municipalities, of which 7 have city status (marked in bold). Northern Satakunta sub-region: * Jämijärvi **Population: * Kankaanpää **Population: * Karvia **Population: * Siikainen (''Siikais'') **Population: Pori sub-region: * Harjavalta **Population: * Huittinen (''Vittis'') **Population: * Kokemäki (''Kumo'') **Population: * Merikarvia (''Sastmola'') **Population: * Nakkila **Population: * Pomarkku (''Påmark'') **Population: * Pori (''Björneborg'') **Population ...
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Regions Of Finland
Finland is divided into 19 regions ( fi, maakunta; sv, landskap)., smn, eennâmkodde, and sms, mäddkåʹdd. The regions are governed by regional councils that serve as forums of cooperation for the municipalities of each region. The councils are composed of delegates from the municipal councils. The main tasks of regional councils are regional planning, development of enterprises, and education. Between 2004 and 2012 the regional council of Kainuu was elected via popular elections as part of an experimental regional administration. In 2022 new wellbeing services counties were established as part of a health care and social services reform. The wellbeing services counties follow the regional borders, and are governed by directly elected county councils. Åland One region, Åland, has a special status and has a much higher degree of autonomy than the others, with its own Parliament and local laws, due to its unique history and the fact that the overwhelming majority of ...
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South Ostrobothnia
South Ostrobothnia ( fi, Etelä-Pohjanmaa; sv, Södra Österbotten) is one of the 19 regions of Finland. It borders the regions of Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Central Finland, Pirkanmaa, and Satakunta. Among the Finnish regions, South Ostrobothnia is the ninth largest in terms of population. Seinäjoki is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area. As a cultural area, South Ostrobothnia is larger than its current regional borders and includes the region of Ostrobothnia as well. Historical provinces Municipalities The region of South Ostrobothnia is made up of 18 municipalities, of which eight have city status (marked in bold). Järviseutu sub-region: * Alajärvi (10,277) * Evijärvi (2,686) * Lappajärvi (3,394) * Vimpeli (3,212) Kuusiokunnat sub-region: * Alavus (12,354) * Kuortane (3,870) * Soini (2,367) * Ähtäri (6,394) Seinäjoki sub-region: * Ilmajoki (12,165) * Isokyrö () * Kauhava (17,206) * Kurikka (21,734) * Lapua (14 ...
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Kokemäki
Kokemäki (; sv, Kumo) is a town and municipality in the Satakunta Region of Finland. The town has a population of () and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is . Finland is constitutionally bi-lingual with a Swedish speaking minority. The municipality is unilingual with the vast majority of the population speaking Finnish. Many, mostly younger, residents are able to understand or speak some English. The American battery company Æsir Technologies Inc. has announced that it will establish a nickel hydroxide plant producing material for nickel-zinc batteries in the village of Peipohja of Kokemäki. The Kokemäki coat of arms depicts the bishop's mitre. Geography The long Kokemäki River (''Kokemäenjoki'') flows from Lake Liekovesi, in the Pirkanmaa region, through Kokemäki and in to the Gulf of Bothnia at Pori. The Kolsi hydro-electric power plant is located at Kokemäki. Kokemäki River has long been an important waterway, well known fo ...
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Huittinen
Huittinen ( sv, Vittis) is a town and municipality in Finland. It is located in the Satakunta region, southeast of Pori and southwest of Tampere. The town has a population of () and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is . The town is unilingually Finnish. Municipality of Vampula was consolidated with Huittinen on 1 January 2009. The Huittinen coat of arms is designed by Erkki Honkanen in 1953. Risto Ryti, the president of Finland in 1940–44, was born in Huittinen in 1889. History In 1904, one of Finland's most famous ancient objects, the Elk's Head of Huittinen from the Stone Age, was found in the village of Palojoki in Huittinen. It is now in the National Museum. In addition to the artefact finds, there is a comb ceramic residence in Korkeakoski and a younger burial site in Sammu village, as well as some cemeteries. Researchers have concluded that the Huittinen got their first inhabitants mainly from the northwest, from the direction of the l ...
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Harjavalta
Harjavalta () is a town and municipality in Finland. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Satakunta region, southeast of Pori. The town has a population of () and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is . Today people in the town are employed in the copper and nickel smelting industries. Today's most used metal recovery method, the flash smelting method, was developed at Harjavalta and implemented in 1949. Originally part of Outokumpu, a Finnish company, the copper business is now owned by Boliden and the nickel business by Norilsk Nickel. Hiittenharju is a ridge in Harjavalta, known for its archaeology and cultural history. The banks of the ancient Litorina Sea lies on the fringes of the Hiittenharju ridge. In the Hiittenharju area Bronze Age graves, called barrows, have been discovered, and there is also a historical route called Huovintie running through Hiittenharju. The river Kokemäenjoki river runs throu ...
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Pori Sub-region
Pori sub-region is a subdivision of Satakunta and one of the Sub-regions of Finland since 2009. Municipalities * Harjavalta * Huittinen * Kokemäki * Merikarvia * Nakkila * Pomarkku * Pori * Ulvila Politics Results of the 2018 Finnish presidential election: * Sauli Niinistö 64.1% * Laura Huhtasaari 11.0% * Pekka Haavisto 7.8% * Paavo Väyrynen 5.7% * Tuula Haatainen 4.1% * Merja Kyllönen 3.9% * Matti Vanhanen 3.0% * Nils Torvalds Nils Ole Hilmer Torvalds (born 7 August 1945) is a Finnish politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2012. He is a member of the Swedish People's Party of Finland, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for ... 0.4% Sub-regions of Finland Geography of Satakunta {{WesternFinland-geo-stub ...
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Siikainen
Siikainen ( sv, Siikais) is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the former province of Western Finland and is part of the Satakunta region In geography, regions, otherwise referred to as zones, lands or territories, are areas that are broadly divided by physical characteristics (physical geography), human impact characteristics (human geography), and the interaction of humanity and t .... The municipality has a population of (), which make it the smallest municipality in Satakunta in terms of population. The municipality covers an area of of which is inland water (). The population density is (). The municipal manager of Siikainen is Päivi Rantanen. The municipality is unilingually Finnish. References External links Municipality of Siikainen– Official website Municipalities of Satakunta Populated places established in 1871 1871 establishments in Finland {{WesternFinland-geo-stub ...
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Karvia
Karvia is a municipality of Finland founded in 1865. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Satakunta region. The population of Karvia is () and the municipality covers an area of of which is inland water (). The population density is . Twin town of Karvia is Viru-Nigula in Estonia Estonia, formally the Republic of Estonia, is a country by the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe, Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland across from Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, sea across from Sweden, to ... since 1994. References External links Official homepages of Karvia Travelling in Karvia Municipalities of Satakunta Populated places established in 1865 {{WesternFinland-geo-stub ...
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Kankaanpää
Kankaanpää () is a town and municipality of Finland. Kankaanpää was founded in 1865, became a township in 1967 and finally a town in 1972. It is located in the crossroads of Hämeenkangas and Pohjankangas ridges. It belongs to the region of Satakunta. Kankaanpää has a population of about inhabitants, which make it the third largest municipality in the Satakunta region in terms of population, after the city of Pori and the town of Rauma. Pori is located southwest of Kankaanpää. The coat of arms of Kankaanpää has its theme from the early days of the municipality's settlement, the origin of which is depicted with a golden pine tree in the middle of forest areas. The coat of arms was designed by Carolus Lindberg and was confirmed on October 12, 1951. Honkajoki municipality was merged with Kankaanpää on January 1, 2021. History First signs of humanity in the area are from the stone age and during the 16th century people started to settle in Kankaanpää area. Oldest hou ...
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Jämijärvi
Jämijärvi is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Satakunta region. The municipality has a population of () and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is . The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Jämijärvi Airfield is one of the busiest general aviation airfields in Finland. A serious aviation accident An aviation accident is defined by the Convention on International Civil Aviation Annex 13 as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft, which takes place from the time any person boards the aircraft with the ''intention of fl ... happened in Jämijärvi in April 2014. References External links Municipality of Jämijärvi– Official website Municipalities of Satakunta Populated places established in 1865 {{WesternFinland-geo-stub ...
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Northern Satakunta
Northern Satakunta is a subdivision of Satakunta and one of the Sub-regions of Finland since 2009. Municipalities * Honkajoki * Jämijärvi * Kankaanpää * Karvia * Siikainen Politics Results of the 2018 Finnish presidential election: * Sauli Niinistö 60.3% * Laura Huhtasaari 12.5% * Paavo Väyrynen 9.2% * Matti Vanhanen 7.4% * Pekka Haavisto 4.2% * Merja Kyllönen 3.1% * Tuula Haatainen 3.1% * Nils Torvalds Nils Ole Hilmer Torvalds (born 7 August 1945) is a Finnish politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2012. He is a member of the Swedish People's Party of Finland, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for ... 0.2% Sub-regions of Finland Geography of Satakunta {{WesternFinland-geo-stub ...
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