Satakunda (Satakunta) is a historical province in south western Finland. It borders to Finland Proper, Tavastia and Ostrobothnia. It is also bounded by the Baltic sea.

AdministrationWestern Finland
Areaxx,xxx km²

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1 Administration
2 History
3 Geography
4 Culture
5 Heraldry
6 External Links


For current affairs see: Western Finland

Satakunda is comprised within the boundaries of the administrative province of Western Finland.


Main article: History of Satakunda

The province, which had been a part of Sweden from the 12th century, separated when Finland was ceded to Russia in 1809. The provinces has no administrative function today but lives on as a historical legacy in both countries.


Main article: Geography of Satakunda


Main article: Culture of Satakunda


Main article: Heraldry of Satakunda

The arms is crowned by a dukal coronet, though by Finnish tradition this more resembles a Swedish count's coronet. Blazon: "Per fess azure and or, an upright bear sable, armed and langued gules, crowned or, holding in both paws a sword argent, sword handle or. In the upper field, on each side of the bear's head , a seven-pointed star argent."

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