Lapland (former province of Finland)

The Province of Lapland (Finnish: Lapin lääni, Swedish: Lapplands län) was a province of Finland from 1938 to 2009.

Province of Lapland
Lapin lääni
Lapplands län
Province of Finland
1938–2009
Coat of arms of Lapland
Coat of arms
Lapin lääni.sijainti.suomi.2009.svg
CapitalRovaniemi
Area 
• 1 January 1993
98,937 km2 (38,200 sq mi)
• 31 December 2009
98,937 km2 (38,200 sq mi)
Population 
• 1 January 1993
202433
• 31 December 2009
183775
History
History 
• Established
1938
• Disestablished
2009
Preceded by
Province of Oulu

It was established in 1938, when it was separated from the Province of Oulu. After the Second World War, the Petsamo municipality (former province) and part of the Salla municipality were ceded to the Soviet Union.

It had the same territory as today's region Lapland (Finland).

MapsEdit

AdministrationEdit

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

RegionsEdit

The province of Lapland was reorganized into one region:

Municipalities in 2009 (cities in bold)Edit

Former municipalities (disestablished before 2009)Edit

GovernorsEdit

Coordinates: 66°30′14″N 25°43′46″E / 66.50396°N 25.72936°E / 66.50396; 25.72936