Aino Maria Susanna Haapoja (November 13, 1966 – May 30, 2009) was a Finnish politician in the Centre Party. Haapoja was born in Kauhava and became a Member of Parliament in 2003 and was elected for a second term in 2007. In 2005, she became the chair of the Kauhava city council. She was an agrologist by training.
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.
A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government. In democratic countries, politicians seek elective positions within a government through elections or, at times, temporary appointment to replace politicians who have died, resigned or have been otherwise removed from office. In non-democratic countries, they employ other means of reaching power through appointment, bribery, revolutions and war. Some politicians are experienced in the art or science of government. Politicians propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and, by extension, its people. Broadly speaking, a "politician" can be anyone who seeks to achieve political power in any bureaucratic institution.
The Centre Party of Finland is a centrist, liberal, and agrarian political party in Finland.
Haapoja died aged 42 in Tampere after having suffered a cerebral hemorrhage the previous day.Her father, Kalevi Haapoja, is an actor.
Tampere is a city in Pirkanmaa, southern Finland. It is the most populous inland city in the Nordic countries.
The 17 municipalities of the region of South Ostrobothnia in Finland are divided on four sub-regions.
Kauhava is a town and municipality of Finland.
Kortesjärvi is a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated, together with Alahärmä and Ylihärmä, to Kauhava on 1 January 2009.
Kyösti Tapio Virrankoski is a Finnish politician and former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) with the Centre Party of Finland, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and its Committee on Budgetary Control and the Committee on Budgets.
Matti Haapoja was a Finnish serial killer who was much covered by the press at the time of the murders. The exact number of his victims is unknown. He was convicted of two murders and was scheduled for a trial for his third murder trial when he committed suicide in his cell. He can be linked to seven other identified murder cases, but most of those happened during his exile in Siberia and are poorly documented, so his involvement is not certain. It is claimed that he confessed to 18 murders, but there are no details about this supposed confession, and the figure should be regarded as unreliable. Some sources estimate his total number of murders as 22–25. He also non-fatally wounded at least six men in knife fights.
Antti Elias Tuuri is a Finnish writer, known for his works dealing with Southern Ostrobothnia.
The Winter War is a 1989 Finnish war film directed by Pekka Parikka, based on The Winter War, a novel by Antti Tuuri. It tells the story of a Finnish infantry regiment "JR 23", which consists almost solely of men from Southern Ostrobothnia, focusing mainly on a platoon of reservists from Kauhava. The film was released in Finland and Sweden on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Winter War. It was selected as the Finnish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 63rd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
The Tough Ones is a 1999 Finnish film directed by Aleksi Mäkelä. It was Finland's official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Awards, but did not manage to receive a nomination.
The Training Air Wing was the Finnish Air Force pilot jet aircraft training school. It is located at Kauhava Airport in Kauhava, in Southern Ostrobothnia. The unit trains pilots for the Finnish Defence Forces, as well as for the Finnish Border Guard.
The Air Force Academy is located at Tikkakoski in Jyväskylä, Finland. It is a Finnish Air Force pilot training school, which gives initial pilot training for conscripts of the Finnish Air Force. The pilots fly Vinka aircraft and training is provided by the Patria Aviation company. Upon completing initial training, some pilots are transferred to the Training Air Wing in Kauhava, where they begin jet training with Hawk aircraft.
Raimo Viljam Vistbacka is a Finnish politician and former member of the Finnish Parliament. Vistbacka has a master's degree in law (varatuomari) and was the rural police chief (nimismies) in Alajärvi in 1982–1996. He was first elected to the parliament in 1987, representing the True Finns' predecessor, the Finnish Rural Party. When the True Finns were founded in 1995 Vistbacka became the party's first MP. He retired from parliament in 2011.
Midnight Hawks is a Finnish aerobatics team. The team is organised by the Finnish Air Force. The aircraft used is the BAe Hawk advanced jet trainer
Kauhava Airfield is an airfield located in Kauhava, Finland, 3 kilometres (2 mi) north of Kauhava town centre.
Elsa Arokallio was a Finnish architect. She was born in 1892 to Gustaf Arokallio and Elisabeth Parviainen. She graduated in 1910 and obtained her degree in architecture in 1919 from Helsinki University of Technology. She created an architecture firm with her husband, Erkki Väänänen. After four years of marriage he died, and Arokallio ran the firm herself. She also worked for the Ministry of Defence and helped design the barracks in Kauhava which were completed in 1933, and coastal artillery headquarters in Lahdenpohja, which were completed in 1933. In the 1930s she also worked with Elsi Borg.
Lasse Tapani Hautala is a Finnish politician. His parents were farmers. Hautala has four sons. He was elected to the Finnish Parliament from Vaasa first in 2003. In 2007 elections he was not re-elected but he got Susanna Haapoja's seat in the parliament after her death in 2009. Hautala has an agrologist education.
Long Range Patrol is a 2013 Finnish feature film directed by Harri J. Rantala and starring Eerik Kantokoski, Ali Ahovaara, Hannu Rantala, Kalevi Haapoja and Eeva Putro.
Juho Haapoja is a Finnish former professional boxer who competed from 2006 to 2017, and held the European Union cruiserweight title twice between 2011 and 2017.
Haapoja is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Ian Tims is an Irish cruiserweight professional boxer.
Juhani Aataminpoika, alias Kerpeikkari, was a Finnish serial killer. In 1849, he killed 12 people in southern Finland in October and November. He has been characterized as Finland's first serial killer.
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