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Satakunta - FI196

EU regions: Finland > Mainland Finland > Länsi-Suomi > Satakunta

map of Satakunta FI196
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GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201993
number of inhabitants2021215 416
population density201927.8
old-age dependency ratio202147.7

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Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Satakunta

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid FI196 Satakunta

From wikipedia:

Satakunta (Swedish: Satakunta) is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland, part of the former Western Finland Province. It borders the regions of Southwest Finland, Pirkanmaa, South Ostrobothnia and Ostrobothnia. The capital city of the region is Pori. The name of the region literally means Hundred. The historical province of the same name was a larger area within Finland, covering modern Satakunta as well as much of Pirkanmaa.


The region of Satakunta is made up of 18 municipalities, of which 6 have city status (marked in bold).


Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Satakunta:

  • Social Democratic Party 25.2 %
  • Finns Party 24.1 %
  • Centre Party 16.7 %
  • National Coalition Party 14.1 %
  • Left Alliance 9.9 %
  • Green League 6.0 %
  • Christian Democrats 2.7 %


The arms are crowned by a ducal coronet, though in Finnish tradition this resembles a Swedish count's coronet. Blazon: „Per fess Azure and Or, a bear rampant Sable, armed and langued Gules, crowned Or, holding in both paws a sword Argent, sword handle Or; surmounted by two mullets of seven Argent".


According to one theory, Satakunta was a political and military entity already in the Late Iron Age of Finland (550 – 1150 AD). During the 13th century, the Swedish rule was consolidated.

other: Länsi-Suomi, Satakunta, Pirkanmaa, Central Finland, Southern Ostrobothnia, Ostrobothnia

neighbours: Pirkanmaa, Ostrobothnia, Finland Proper, Southern Ostrobothnia

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Satakunta - FI196, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/FI196


Current statistics

October 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 178265, of which 76104 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.6 % (2.8 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.5 % (13.2 %), Revúca 19.6 % (12.7 %), Kežmarok 18.0 % (9.2 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.6 %, Ilava 2.8 %, Trenčín 2.8 %, Bratislava I 2.9 %, Nitra 3.0 %