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One third of Finland
Metsähallitus administers 12,5 million hectares of state-owned land and water areas. This is almost one third of Finland. Our areas consist of a rich variety of forests, mires, shores and waters. The majority of state lands are located in Eastern and Northern Finland.
You can see more detailed maps of our areas via the navigation on the left.
Slightly more than one half of our areas are managed forests. However, no silvicultural work is carried out in poorly productive and non-productive land areas.
Land and water areas managed by Metsähallitus 31.12.2018:
Metsähallitus manages 12,558,000 hectares of land and waters.
|Land areas on 31.12.2018||hectares (%)|
|Total||9 139 000|
|Forest land in multiple-use forests*||3 481 000 (38)|
|Low-productivity land in multiple-use forests*||713 000 (8)|
|Non-productive land in multiple-use forests*||689 000 (8)|
|Statutory protected areas||1 760 000 (19)|
|Wilderness areas||1 377 000 (15)|
|Areas reserved for conservation programmes||393 000 (4)|
|Other areas of special value||726 000 (8)|
* Productive forestry land is classified on the basis of Nordic growth categories of forestry land: on forest land, the average annual growth of the tree stock is at least 1 m3/ha; on low-productivity land, 0.1-1 m3/ha and on nonproductive land, less than 0.1 m3/ha.
|Waters on 31.12.2018||hectares (%)|
|Total||3 419 000|
|Statutory protected areas||238 000 (7)|
|Public waters||2 663 000 (78)|
of which in sea areas
|2 555 000|
of which in inland water areas
|Other water areas||518 000 (15)|