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aluehallintovirasto

FinnishEdit

Wikipedia

The seven regional state government agencies with their seats indicated by red dots. The thin lines represent the borders of maakunta (regions).

EtymologyEdit

alue (region) +‎ hallinto (administration) +‎ virasto (office, authority), coined in 2009 when the reorganization of state regional administration was planned. Aluehallintovirasto replaced the former lääninhallitus, and lääni was discontinued as administrative unit from the beginning of 2010.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: a‧lu‧e‧hal‧lin‧to‧vi‧ras‧to

NounEdit

aluehallintovirasto

  1. regional state administrative agency (official translation); regional branch of the state government of Finland executing all legislative implementation, steering and supervision functions in the regions.

Usage notesEdit

Some of the regional government functions are also taken care of by ELY-keskus and maakunta.

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