There were 150 000
people living in Central Finland in 1920. Martti Korpilahti wrote the
words for the provincial song of Central Finland. Other poems and compositions
fit to be a provincial song were suggested, too. The state took steps
to reorganise the country's division into administrative districts. The
Regional Council of Central Finland, established as a result of the provincial
meeting in 1929, progressed into an important proponent of a separate
administrative district in the 1930s.
Associations and economic life continued to organise themselves on a provincial
basis. The women of Central Finland held regular conventions from1923
onwards. From 1924 onwards the provincial meeting was staged jointly by
Central Finland's agricultural, co-operative, youth and temperance organisations.
The economic development of the province was based on the growth of the
wood and metal industries and on more effective methods of agriculture.
The settling of landless people shaped the countryside's social structure,
adding to the number of small farms. Automotive traffic began to complement
rail and boat traffic, for instance, in the transportation of timber.