Päijänne Tavastia

Päijänne Tavastia or, officially, Päijät-Häme[1] (Finnish: Päijät-Häme; Swedish: Päijänne-Tavastland) is a region in Southern Finland south of the lake Päijänne. It borders the regions of Uusimaa, Tavastia Proper (Kanta-Häme), Pirkanmaa, Central Finland, South Savo and Kymenlaakso. The biggest city in the region is Lahti.[2]

Päijänne Tavastia
Päijät-Häme

Päijät-Hämeen maakunta
landskapet Päijänne-Tavastland

Flag

Coat of arms
Päijänne Tavastia on a map of Finland
CountryFinland
Historical provinceTavastia
CapitalLahti
Area
  Total6,256.66 km2 (2,415.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
  Total202,424
  Density32/km2 (84/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeFI-16
NUTS185
Regional birdWhite-backed woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos)
Regional fishCarp bream (Abramis brama)
Regional flowerCornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
Regional lakeLake Päijänne
Websitepaijat-hame.fi

Historical provinces

For history, geography and culture see: Tavastia

Municipalities

There are 9 municipalities in Päijänne Tavastia. Cities and towns are marked in bold.

Heraldry

Blazon: Azure, a mermaid and in dexter chief a cuckoo close Or.

In laymen's terms: The coat of arms sports a depiction of the ancient water goddess Vellamo as a mermaid, with a cuckoo.

Politics

Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Päijänne Tavastia:


See also

References

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