Thursday, March 29, 2012
Centenary of Metric System 6.2.1965
The legislative basis for the present system of local government in Finland was laid down between 1865 and 1873, when laws on rural municipalities and towns were enacted. Local authorities gained the right to levy taxes and they were given responsibilities regarding, relief to the poor and basic education of citizens. This stamp and cover were issued on 6.2.1965 to commemorate the Centenary of communal self-government in Finland. Pia gave me this FDC.