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Karelia

Karelia (Karelen/Karjala) is a historical province in eastern Finland. It borders to Nyland, Savonia and Österbotten. It is also bounded by Russia and the Gulf of Finland.

Karelen
Karjala
LandÖsterland
AdministrationEastern Finland
Southern Finland
Areaxx,xxx km²

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Administration For current affairs see: Eastern Finland and Southern Finland

Karelia is divided upon the administrative provinces of East Finland and South Finland.

History Main article: History of Karelia[?]

Geography Main article: Geography of Karelia[?]

Culture Main article: Culture of Karelia[?]

The Karelian dialect differs slightly from Finnish language and has three main types Karelian Proper, Olonets and Ludic.

Heraldry Main article: Heraldry of Karelia[?]

The arms is crowned by a dukal coronet, though by Finnish tradition this more resembles a Swedish count's coronet. The symbolism of the coat of arms is supposed to represent how the region was fought over by Sweden and Russia for centuries. Blazon: "Gules, in center chief a crown or above two duelling arms, the dexter armored holding a sword and the sinister chain-mail armored with a scimitar, all argent except for hafts and gauntlet joint or."

See also: Karelia (disambiguation)



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