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National parks of Finland

There are 37 national parks in Finland. They are all managed by the Metsähallitus. The national parks cover a total area of 8,873 square kilometres (3,426 sq mi) – 2.7% of Finland's total land area. A total of 1.7 million people visited the parks in 2007.[1]

List of national parks

National park Photo Region Land area (km²) Established Visitation (2009)[2] Coordinates
Archipelago Finland Proper 500 1982 53,500 54|53|N|21|52|39|E|region:FI name=Archipelago National Park

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Bothnian Sea 2011
Eastern Gulf of Finland Kymenlaakso 6.7 1982 19,000 17|5|N|27|16|26|E|region:FI name=Eastern Gulf of Finland National Park

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Ekenäs Archipelago Uusimaa 52 1989 44,500 49|22|N|23|27|15|E|region:FI name=Ekenäs Archipelago National Park

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Helvetinjärvi Pirkanmaa 49.8 1982 33,000 2|N|23|51|E|region:FI name=Helvetinjärvi National Park

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Hiidenportti Kainuu 45 1982 12,000 52|22|N|29|3|31|E|region:FI name=Hiidenportti National Park

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Isojärvi Central Finland 19 1982 10,500 41|54|N|25|0|39|E|region:FI name=Isojärvi National Park

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Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas Southern Ostrobothnia / Satakunta 57 1982 4,500 10|45|N|22|24|23|E|region:FI name=Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas National Park

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Koli North Karelia 30 1991 127,500 3|27|N|29|53|14|E|region:FI name=Koli National Park

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Kolovesi Southern Savonia 23 1990 7,500 15|27|N|28|49|0|E|region:FI name=Kolovesi National Park

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Kurjenrahka Finland Proper 29 1998 28,500 43|14|N|22|23|1|E|region:FI name=Kurjenrahka National Park

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Lauhanvuori Southern Ostrobothnia 53 1982 10,000 09|7|N|22|10|30|E|region:FI name=Lauhanvuori National Park

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Leivonmäki Central Finland 29 2003 12,500 56|N|26|2|E|region:FI name=Leivonmäki National Park

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Lemmenjoki Lapland 2,850 1956 10,000 30|N|25|30|E|region:FI name=Lemmenjoki National Park

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Liesjärvi Tavastia Proper 22 1956 30,500 40|50|N|23|51|30|E|region:FI name=Liesjärvi National Park

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Linnansaari Southern Savonia / Northern Savonia 38 1956 31,000 6|38|N|28|30|34|E|region:FI name=Linnansaari National Park

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Nuuksio Uusimaa 45 1994 179,500 18|27|N|24|29|57|E|region:FI name=Nuuksio National Park

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Oulanka Northern Ostrobothnia / Lapland 270 1956 165,500 22|32|N|29|20|19|E|region:FI name=Oulanka National Park

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Päijänne Päijänne Tavastia 14 1993 15,000 23|12|N|25|23|36|E|region:FI name=Päijänne National Park

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Pallas-Yllästunturi Lapland 1,020 2005 419,000 9|32|N|24|2|25|E|region:FI name=Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

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Patvinsuo North Karelia 105 1982 12,000 6|41|N|30|42|16|E|region:FI name=Patvinsuo National Park

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Perämeri Lapland 2.5 1991 9,000 37|22|N|24|19|10|E|region:FI name=Perämeri National Park

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Petkeljärvi North Karelia 6 1956 19,500 35|N|31|11|E|region:FI name=Petkeljärvi National Park

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Puurijärvi-Isosuo Pirkanmaa / Satakunta 27 1993 11,500 14|57|N|22|34|1|E|region:FI name=Puurijärvi-Isosuo National Park

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Pyhä-Häkki Central Finland 13 1956 17,000 50|44|N|25|28|21|E|region:FI name=Pyhä-Häkki National Park

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Pyhä-Luosto Lapland 142 2005 128,000 3|59|N|26|58|25|E|region:FI name=Pyhä-Luosto National Park

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Repovesi Kymenlaakso / Southern Savonia 15 2003 74,500 11|N|26|53|E|region:FI name=Repovesi National Park

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Riisitunturi Lapland 77 1982 15,000 14|N|28|30|E|region:FI name=Riisitunturi National Park

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Rokua Northern Ostrobothnia / Kainuu 4.3 1956 23,500 33|22|N|26|30|36|E|region:FI name=Rokua National Park

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Salamajärvi Central Ostrobothnia / Central Finland 62 1982 10,500 16|N|24|45|E|region:FI name=Salamajärvi National Park

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Seitseminen Pirkanmaa 45.5 1982 45,500 56|N|23|26|E|region:FI name=Seitseminen National Park

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Sipoonkorpi Uusimaa 18.6 2011 18|54|N|25|13|8|E|region:FI name=Sipoonkorpi National Park

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Syöte Northern Ostrobothnia / Lapland 299 2000 40,000 44|51|N|27|54|43|E|region:FI name=Syöte National Park

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Tiilikkajärvi Northern Savonia / Kainuu 34 1982 7,500 40|N|28|18|E|region:FI name=Tiilikkajärvi National Park

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Torronsuo Tavastia Proper 25.5 1990 20,500 44|N|23|37|E|region:FI name=Torronsuo National Park

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Urho Kekkonen Lapland 2,550 1983 289,000 13|5|N|28|8|25|E|region:FI name=Urho Kekkonen National Park

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Valkmusa Kymenlaakso 17 1996 7,000 34|N|26|44|E|region:FI name=Valkmusa National Park

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See also

Other references on World Heritage Encyclopedia:

References

External links

  • Finland's National Parks
  • National parks, hiking areas, wilderness areas
  • I left my heart to Lapland, thisisFINLAND by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
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