Central Finland Province

The Central Finland Province (Finnish: Keski-Suomen lääni, Swedish: Mellersta Finlands län) was a province of Finland from 1960 to 1997. The area of the Central Finland Province was the same as the area of Central Finland region.

Central Finland Province
Keski-Suomen lääni
Mellersta Finlands län
Province of Finland
1960–1997
Coat of arms
CapitalJyväskylä
Area 
 1 January 1993
19,388 km2 (7,486 sq mi)
Population 
 1 January 1993
255989
History 
 Established
1960
 Disestablished
1997
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Province of Vaasa
Western Finland

The Central Finland Province was established in 1960 when it was separated from the Vaasa Province. Minor parts of Häme Province, Kuopio Province and Mikkeli Province were also merged to the new province. In 1997 it was reunited with Vaasa and together with the northern part of the Häme Province and the Turku and Pori Province it was merged into the new Western Finland Province.

Maps

Municipalities in 1997 (cities in bold)

Former municipalities (disestablished before 1997)

Governors

  • Eino Palovesi 1960–1972
  • Artturi Jämsén 1972–1976
  • Kauko Sipponen 1976–1985
  • Kalevi Kivistö 1985–1997

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