Tavastia Proper

Tavastia Proper or, officially, Kanta-Häme[1] (Finnish: Kanta-Häme; Swedish: Egentliga Tavastland) is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. It borders the regions of Southwest Finland, Pirkanmaa, Päijänne Tavastia (Päijät-Häme), and Uusimaa.

Tavastia Proper
Kanta-Häme

Kanta-Hämeen maakunta
landskapet Egentliga Tavastland

Flag

Coat of arms
Tavastia Proper on a map of Finland
CountryFinland
Historical provinceTavastia
CapitalHämeenlinna
Area
  Total5,706.39 km2 (2,203.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
  Total175,481
  Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeFI-06
NUTS184
Regional birdOsprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Regional fishCarp bream (Abramis brama)
Regional flowerPasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens)
Websitehameenliitto.fi

Hämeenlinna is the largest urban area in the region. There are two other municipalities that have township status: Riihimäki and Forssa.

Historical provinces

For history, geography and culture see: Tavastia (historical province)

Municipalities

The region of Tavastia Proper is made up of 11 municipalities, of which three have city status (marked in bold).

Heraldry

Tavastia Proper uses the arms of the old historical province Tavastia.

Politics

Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Tavastia Proper:

References

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