Regional State Administrative Agency

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The Regional State Administrative Agencies (Finnish: aluehallintovirasto, avi, Swedish: regionförvaltningsverk) are a set of top-level regional organs of the state of Finland, mainly in charge of basic public services and legal permits. Six agencies took over some of the tasks of the earlier provinces of Finland, which were abolished at the end of 2009. A seventh agency in the autonomous Åland Islands is named the State Department of Åland.

The agencies themselves do not constitute a subdivision of Finland (ISO 3166-2:FI); instead, the first-level subdivisions are the regions of Finland. The other important set of top-level regional state agencies are the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ely-keskus).

Agencies and their regions[edit]

Administrative agencies of Finland
Regional office Secondary offices
Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Uusimaa, Tavastia Proper, Päijänne Tavastia, Kymenlaakso, South Karelia
Hämeenlinna Helsinki, Kouvola
Regional State Administrative Agency for Southwestern Finland
Southwest Finland, Satakunta
Turku Mariehamn
Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland
Pirkanmaa, Central Finland, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Ostrobothnia
Vaasa Tampere, Jyväskylä
Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland
Southern Savonia, Northern Savonia, North Karelia
Mikkeli Kuopio, Joensuu
Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland
Northern Ostrobothnia, Kainuu
Regional State Administrative Agency for Lapland
State Department of Åland

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