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Eastern Finland

The Province of Eastern Finland is a province of Finland. It borders to the provinces of Oulu, Western Finland and Southern Finland. It also borders to the Gulf of Finland and Russia.

In the 1997 redesign that reduced their number of provinces from 12 to 6 the Mikkeli province, Kuopio province and Pohjois-Karjala province formed the new province of Eastern Finland.

Itä-Suomen lääni
Östra Finlands län
Residence cityMikkeli
GovernorPirjo Ala-Kapee
Historical provinces Savonia
 - Total
Ranked 4th
48,726 km²
 - Total (2002)
 - Density
Ranked 3rd
12 / km²

Table of contents
1 Historical Provinces
2 Administration
3 Regions
4 Municipalities
5 Heraldry
6 External Links

Historical Provinces

For History, Geography and Culture see: Savonia and Karelia


Main article: State Provincial Office of Eastern Finland

The State Provincial Office is a joint regional authority of seven different ministries. It promotes national and regional objectives of the State central administration. The State Provincial Office of Eastern Finland has offices in Mikkeli, Joensuu, Kuopio.


Main article: Regions of Finland

Eastern Finland is divided into 3 regions:


Main article:
Municipalities of Eastern Finland

Eastern Finland is divided into 66 municipalities and contains the cities of Mikkeli, Joensuu, Kuopio.


Main article: Heraldry of Eastern Finland

The coat of arms of Eastern Finland is composed of the arms of Savonia and Karelia.

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