Central Finland

Regions of Finland Jyväskylä Pirkanmaa
Central Finland

Keski-Suomen maakunta
landskapet Mellersta Finland
Flag of Central Finland
Flag
Coat of arms of Central Finland
Coat of arms
Central Finland on a map of Finland
Central Finland on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 62°30′N 025°30′E / 62.500°N 25.500°E / 62.500; 25.500Coordinates: 62°30′N 025°30′E / 62.500°N 25.500°E / 62.500; 25.500
CountryFinland
Historical provinceTavastia, Satakunta
CapitalJyväskylä
Area
 • Total19,950.38 km2 (7,702.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total275,104
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeFI-08
NUTS193
Regional birdCapercaillie
Regional flowerOxeye daisy
Websitekeskisuomi.fi

Central Finland (Finnish: Keski-Suomi; Swedish: Mellersta Finland) is a region (maakunta / landskap) in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, South Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, North Ostrobothnia, North Savo, and South Savo.

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

The region of Central Finland is made up of 23 municipalities, of which six have city status (marked in bold).

Total: - 272,300 (2012 population)

Politics

Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Central Finland:

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