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Cities' Swedish name in Finland?

Hei kaikki! I am recently working on a list of Finland municipalities on Wikipedia, and I've noticed that there are over 100 municipalities which have a Swedish name. I want to find a source (which is from official site) that list all the municipalities with a Swedish name, but since I know little Finnish and Swedish, I just can't find one. Could anyone help?

July 13, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Te_Sin-iong

Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Te_Sin-iong

Sorry for bothering, are there any website that lists all the municipalities with its administrative center (Kuntakeskus)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bajanisto

? Katso Kuntaliiton sivusto → Kunnat ja kuntayhtymät

Kuntaliiton (← Kuntaliitto ← kunta+liitto)
kunnat (← kunta)
kuntayhtymät (← kunta+yhtymä)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Te_Sin-iong

Sorry, but I've been looking for many pages, and I can't find where it is... I thought the list will be like Alajärvi - Alajärven keskustaajama Alavieska - Alavieskan kirkonkylä Alavus - Alavuden keskustaajama ...... something like this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bajanisto

I'm sorry I can't counsel you…. :-(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Te_Sin-iong

It's OK! I'll just give up listing all the Kuntakeskus. Thank you so much!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Te_Sin-iong

Thanks! But I can't use another Wikipedia as a reference when writing a Wikipedia article. And these two articles don't give us any source about the Kuntakeskus.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/medwuast

Something I'm not sure has been mentioned here: there are cities/towns that are not "Swedish-speaking" but they do have a Swedish name! For example Lappeenranta is Villmanstrand "in Swedish", but is not a bilingual city. Probably next to zero native Swedish speakers there.

This could be relevant or interesting, since these names would not appear on a list of "Swedish-speaking" municipalities.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Te_Sin-iong

Yes, since Finland was once a colony of Sweden, many municipalities have a Swedish name (114 out of 310, if anyone wants to know), and even if the Swedish speakers has left, Swedish names are preserved and continue to be used nowadays.

You can check out bajanisto's link and the link I just posted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Te_Sin-iong

Thank you guys. In addition to bajanisto's reply, I've found another source, which is named "Alueluokat ja kuntanumerot 2020". I'll put the link below.

[https://www.kuntaliitto.fi/sites/default/files/media/file/Alueluokat%20ja%20kuntanumerot%202020_0.xlsx]

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