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This is a list of towns in Finland. In the year 1977 the juridical difference between cities, towns and municipalities were removed. Today only municipalities are recognized, some of which are commonly referred to as towns (kaupunki in Finnish, stad in Swedish). For towns founded before the 1960s the list includes the year the town was chartered. The town names used in the English Wikipedia are usually the Finnish forms, except where noted. Finland consists of 6 provinces (Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län), following a 1997 redesign that reduced their number from 12. ... The Governor, Maaherra, or Landshövding, of a province of Finland heads the activities of the State Provincial Office, Lääninhallitus, or Länsstyrelse. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ... Finland is divided into 82 districts (seutukunnat/ekonomiska regioner in Finnish/Swedish). ... The municipalities (kunta in Finnish, kommun in Swedish) represent the local level of self government in Finland and also act as the basic regional administrative units of the country. ... This is a listing in alphabetical order of the current municipalities in Finland as of 2005. ... This is a list of the municipalities of Finland sorted by population as of 2003: Helsinki (Helsingfors), 559716 (Helsinki Metropolitan Area 971825) Espoo (Esbo), 221597 Tampere (Tammerfors), 200104 Vantaa (Vanda), 181890 Turku (Åbo), 174618 Oulu (Uleåborg), 124588 Lahti (Lahtis), 97968 Kuopio, 87821 Jyväskylä, 81110 Pori (Björneborg), 75895... This is a list of the municipalities of Finland sorted by area as of 2003: 17321,32 km²: Inari/Enare 12416,81 km²: Sodankylä 8463,59 km²: Enontekiö/Enontekis 8411,79 km²: Kittilä 7915,51 km²: Rovaniemen_mlk/Rovaniemi_lk 6470,65 km²: Savukoski 5878,00 km²: Salla 5865,79 km²: Pudasj... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics of Finland are used for statistical purposes in a European Union context. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Finland cover 6 provinces. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... The municipalities (kunta in Finnish, kommun in Swedish) represent the local level of self government in Finland and also act as the basic regional administrative units of the country. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... In the United Kingdom and Canada a Royal Charter is a charter granted by the Sovereign on the advice of the Privy Council, which creates or gives special status to an incorporated body. ...


Towns (founded)

Alajärvi is a municipality of Finland. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alavus is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Anjalankoski is a lively and developing town in Southern Finland with approx. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Location within Finland Espoo (IPA: /ˈespoː/; Esbo in Swedish) is a city on the Southern coast of Finland. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Forssa is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Haapajärvi is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Haapavesi is a municipality of Finland. ... Hamina, or Fredrikshamn in Swedish, is one of Finlands most important harbors. ... Events February 2 - New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated. ... Hanko, (Hangö in Swedish) in Finland is a small bilingual port town on the south coast of Finland, 130 kilometers west of Helsinki. ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Harjavalta is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Heinola is located in southern Finland, amidst waterways, ridges and forests, making a real gem at the gate to the lake district in Finland. ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa District Helsinki City manager Jussi Pajunen Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area  - total  - land ranked 342nd 185. ... Events February 7 - Julius III becomes Pope. ... Huittinen is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Hyvinkää (IPA: /ˈhyÊ‹iÅ‹kæː/; Hyvinge in Swedish) is a small town in the province of Uusimaa, approximately 50 km north of the capital Helsinki. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hämeenlinna or Tavastehus in Swedish is a municipality and city of about 47,000 inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. ... Events January 14 - Connecticuts first constitution, the Fundamental Orders, is adopted. ... Iisalmi (Idensalmi in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Ikaalinen (Ikalis in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Imatra is a town and municipality in eastern Finland, founded in 1948 around three industrial settlements near the Finnish-Russian border. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Joensuu City Hall Joensuu is a city in eastern Finland. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Joutseno is a city of Finland. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Juankoski is a municipality of Finland. ... Location of Jyväskylä in Finland Jyväskylä (IPA: /jyʋæsËŒkylæ/) is a city located in central Finland, 140 km from Tampere and 270 km from Helsinki, near Lake Päijänne and Lake Keitele. ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Jämsänkoski is a town in central Finland located near Lake Päijänne and the Jämsänjoki river. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Järvenpää (IPA: /ˈjærÊ‹emËŒpæː/; Träskända in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kaarina (S:t Karins in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... Kajaani or Kajana in Swedish is a town in Finland. ... // Events January 1 - Charles II crowned King of Scotland in Scone. ... Kankaanpää is a town in western Finland. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Kannus is a municipality of Finland. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Karis (Karjaa in Finnish) is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Karkkila (IPA: /ˈkÉ‘rkːilÉ‘/), or Högfors in Swedish is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Kaskinen (Kaskö in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Kauhajoki is a municipality of Finland. ... Kauhava is a municipality of Finland. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kauniainen (Grankulla in Swedish) is a small municipality of 8,622 inhabitants (as of 2003 12-31) in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Kerava (Kervo in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Keuruu is a municipality of Finland. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kitee is a municipality of Finland. ... Kiuruvesi is a municipality of Finland located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. ... Kokemäki (Kumo in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Kokkola (Karleby in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... Events September 6 - English emigrants on the Mayflower depart from Plymouth, England for the future New England and arrive at the end of the year. ... Kotka (finnish Eagle) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Kouvola is a small town in southeastern Finland. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Kristinestad (Kristiinankaupunki in Finnish) is a municipality in Finland. ... // Events January 30 - King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland is beheaded. ... Kuhmo is a municipality of Finland. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kuopio is a Finnish city located in the province of Eastern Finland and the region of Northern Savonia. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Kurikka is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Kuusamo is a municipality of Finland. ... Kuusankoski is an industrial town in southeastern Finland in the region of Kymenlaakso in the province of Southern Finland. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Priozersk (Приозерск) is a town on the Karelian Isthmus, in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, centered on an island at the southwestern shore of Lake Ladoga, at the estuary of the northern armlet of River Vuoksi (Вуокса (Vuoksa) in Russian). ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Location within Finland Lahti (Lahtis in Swedish) is a Finnish city of 98,253 inhabitants (2003), bordering the Vesijärvi lake. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Laitila is a municipality of Finland. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lappeenranta or Villmanstrand in Swedish is a city and municipality that resides on the shore of the lake Saimaa in South-Eastern Finland, about 30 km from the Russian border. ... // Events January 30 - King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland is beheaded. ... Lapua (Lappo in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Lohja (Lojo in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Loimaa is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Loviisa (Lovisa in Swedish) is a municipality of 7,371 inhabitants (2003) on the Southern coast of Finland. ... // Events May 11 - War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy - At Fontenoy, French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army including the Black Watch June 4 – Frederick the Great destroys Austrian army at Hohenfriedberg August 19 - Beginning of the 45 Jacobite Rising at Glenfinnan September 12 - Francis I is elected... Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finlands sovereignty. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The city of Mikkeli Mikkeli or S:t Michel in Swedish is a town and municipality in Finland. ... 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Mänttä is a municipality of Finland. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Naantali (Swedish Nådendal, Latin Vallis Gratiae - valley of grace), city in south-western Finland, known as the probably most important tourist centre of the country. ... Events Albanians, under Turks John Hunyadi defeats Turks at the Battle of Nis Vlad II Dracul begins his second term as ruler of Wallachia, succeeding Basarab II. Births May 31 - Margaret Beaufort (mother of Henry VII of England) December 5 - Pope Julius II Marriages Deaths August 16 - Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Ashikaga... Nilsiä is a small town and a municipality of Finland. ... Nivala is a municipality of Finland. ... Nokia is a town and municipality of Finland on the banks of the Emäkoski River in the region of Pirkanmaa and the province of Western Finland, some 15 kilometers to the west of Tampere. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Nurmes is a municipality of Finland. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Närpes (Närpiö in Finnish) is a municipality of Finland. ... Orimattila is a municipality of Finland. ... Orivesi is a municipality of Finland. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oulainen is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... City Oulu (1605) Administrative Province Oulu province Historical Province Ostrobothnia Area (2004-01-01)  â€“ Total (excl. ... Events April 13 - Tsar Boris Godunow dies - Feodor II accedes to the throne May 16 - Paul V becomes Pope June 1 - Russian troops in Moscow imprison Feodor II and his mother. ... Outokumpu is a group of companies headquartered in Espoo, Finland, aimed at stainless steel, copper products and technology. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Paimio (Pemar in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. ... Pargas (Parainen in Finnish) is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Parkano is a town and municipality of Finland It is located 84 km north of Tampere in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Pieksämäki is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jakobstad, or Pietarsaari, is a town and municipality in Finland. ... // Events April 6 - Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp for the Dutch East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope, and founded Cape Town. ... Town hall of Pori The Juselius Mausoleum Pori or Björneborg in Swedish is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. ... Events January 7 - French troops led by Francis, Duke of Guise take Calais, the last continental possession of England July 13 - Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines. ... Riverside storage buildings in Old Porvoo Porvoo (IPA: [ˈporÊ‹oː]), or BorgÃ¥ in Swedish, is a municipality of about 47,000 inhabitants, situated on the southern coast of Finland approximately 50 kilometres east of Helsinki. ... Events Foundation of the University of Valladolid Foundation of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge August 26 Battle of Crecy after which Edward the Black Prince honored the bravery of John I, Count of Luxemburg and King of Bohemia also known as John the BLIND! who was killed in the fighting... Pudasjärvi is a city of Finland. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pyhäjärvi is a municipality in the south of Oulu province, Finland. ... `(Brahestad in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... // Events January 30 - King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland is beheaded. ... Rauma is: A town in Finland, see Rauma, Finland. ... Events The community of Rauma, Finland was granted its town rights. ... Raisio (Swedish Reso), city in south-western Finland and an important junction of major roads. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Riihimäki (literally Drying barn height in English) is a town and municipality in the south of Finland, about 69 km north of Helsinki and 109 km southeast of Tampere. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... City scenery of Rovaniemi in January 2004 Rovaniemi (Roavenjarga in Northern Sami) is the administrative capital and the centre of commerce of Finlands northernmost Province, Lapland. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Saarijärvi is a municipality of Finland. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Province Western Finland Region Finland Proper District Salo City manager Matti Rasila Official languages Finnish Area  - total  - land ranked 368th 143. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Savonlinna or Nyslott in Swedish, (literally Newcastle) is a municipality of about 28,000 inhabitants in the southeast of Finland, in the heart of the Saimaa lake region. ... Events January 14 - Connecticuts first constitution, the Fundamental Orders, is adopted. ... Seinäjoki is a mid-sized town located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Somero is a municipality of Finland. ... Sortavala (Сортавала) is a town in the Russian Republic of Karelia, located at the northern tip of Lake Ladoga. ... See also: 1632 (novel) Events February 22 - Galileos Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published July 23 - 300 colonists for New France depart Dieppe November 8 - Wladyslaw IV Waza elected king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after Zygmunt III Waza death November 16 - Battle of Lützen... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Suolahti, is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Suonenjoki is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Ekenäs (IPA: //), or Tammisaari (/ˈtÉ‘mːiËŒsɑːri/) in Finnish, is a municipality of Finland. ... Events Spanish conquest of Yucatan Peace between England and France Foundation of Trinity College, Cambridge by Henry VIII of England Katharina von Bora flees to Magdeburg Science Architecture Michelangelo Buonarroti is made chief architect of St. ... Location within Finland Tampere (Swedish name Tammerfors) is a city in southern Finland located between two lakes: Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Toijala is a municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Tornio or TorneÃ¥ in Swedish is a municipality in Lapland, Finland. ... Events February 9 - Gregory XV is elected pope. ... Province Western Finland Region Finland Proper District Turku City manager Armas Lahoniitty Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area  - total  - land ranked 311th 245. ... Events University of Paris receives charter from Philip II of France Births Matthew Paris, English Benedictine monk and chronicler (approximate date). ... Events Beginning of the Renaissance. ... Ulvila (Ulvsby in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. ... Nykarleby, or Uusikaarlepyy in Finnish, is a municipality of Finland. ... Events September 6 - English emigrants on the Mayflower depart from Plymouth, England for the future New England and arrive at the end of the year. ... Uusikaupunki (IPA: ), or Nystad in Swedish, is a town and municipality of Finland. ... Events Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ahmed I (1603-1617) to Mustafa I (1617-1623). ... Vaasa (Vasa in Swedish, Wasa in Latin), is a city on the west coast of Finland. ... Events January 27 - The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins ending in their execution on January 31 May 17 - Supporters of Vasili Shusky invade the Kremlin and kill pretender Dmitri December 26 - Shakespeares King Lear performed in court Storm buries a village of St Ismails near... Valkeakoski is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Vammala is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Location within Finland Vantaa (Vanda in Swedish) is a municipality in Finland. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Varkaus is a Middle-Savonian industrial town and municipality of Finland. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Not to be confused with the Danish town and county of Viborg in Jutland Viapori, a Finnish transcription of Sveaborg, better known as Suomenlinna castle Vyborg from the tower of the castle Vyborg (transcription of Russian Выборг) is a town with 70,000 inhabitants at Russias border to Finland... Events July 21 - Battle of Shrewsbury. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Viitasaari is a municipality of Finland. ... Virrat (Virdois in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Ylivieska is a town located in Ostrobothnia, Finland. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Ylöjärvi is a town in Western Finland located 14 km from Tampere. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ähtäri (Etseri in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Äänekoski is a town and municipality of Finland. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ...

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The Towns of Sweden consists of the chartered Cities of Sweden, up to 1971, and other Towns that never received this distinction. ... This is the list of city listings by country and territory: See also List of cities by latitude List of metropolitan areas by population List of national capitals List of capitals of subnational entities List of towns List of neighborhood listings by city External link Place Names of Europe Categories...

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