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Lapland (province)

The Province of Lapland is a province of Finland. It borders to the province of Oulu in the south. It also borders to the Gulf of Bothnia, Russia, Norway and to the County of Norrbotten in Sweden.

Lapin lääni
Lapplands län
Recidence cityRovaniemi
GovernorHannele Pokka
Historical provinces Lappland
Ostrobothnia
Area
 - Total
Ranked 1st
98,946 km²
Population
 - Total (2002)
 - Density
Ranked 5th
187,777
2 / km²

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Historical Provinces For History, Geography and Culture see: Lappland and Ostrobothnia

Regions Main article: Regions of Finland

The province of Lapland contains only the Lapland region (Lapin maakunta). The borders of the province and the region are exactly the same. Administration Main article: State Provincial Office of Lapland[?]

The State Provincial Office is a joint regional authority of seven different ministries. It promotes national and regional objectives of the State central administration.

Municipalities Main article: Municipalities of Lapland

Lapland is divided into 22 municipalities, including the towns of Rovaniemi, Kemi[?], Kemijärvi[?] and Tornio[?].

Heraldry Main article: Heraldry of Lapland[?]

See also: Lapland, Län

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