Häme Province

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Province of Häme
Hämeen lääni
Tavastehus län
Province of Finland

1831–1997
 

Coat of arms of Häme

Coat of arms

Capital Hämeenlinna
History
 -  Established 1831
 -  Disestablished 1997
Area
 -  1 January 1993 22,246 km2 (8,589 sq mi)
Population
 -  1 January 1993 688,200 
Density 30.9 /km2  (80.1 /sq mi)

The Province of Häme (Finnish: Hämeen lääni, Swedish: Tavastehus län) was a province of Finland from 1831 to 1997.

In 1997 the southern parts with Tavastia Proper, Päijänne Tavastia was merged with the province of Uusimaa and Kymi into the new Province of Southern Finland. The northern part with Pirkanmaa was merged with the provinces of Vaasa, Central Finland, Turku and Pori into the new Province of Western Finland.

The province corresponds roughly to the current regions of Tavastia Proper, Päijänne Tavastia and Pirkanmaa.

Provinces of Finland 1634: 1: Turku and Pori, 14: Nyland and Tavastehus, 18: Ostrobothnia, 20: Viborg and Nyslott, 21: Kexholm
Provinces of Finland 1776: 1: Turku and Pori, 4: Vaasa, 10: Oulu, 14: Nyland and Tavastehus, 15: Kymmenegård, 16: Savolax and Karelia
Provinces of Finland 1831: 1: Turku and Pori, 2: Uusimaa, 3: Häme, 4: Vaasa, 6: Mikkeli, 8: Kuopio, 10: Oulu, 13: Viipuri
Provinces of Finland 1996: 1: Turku and Pori, 2: Uusimaa, 3: Häme, 4: Vaasa, 5: Kymi, 6: Mikkeli, 7: Central Finland, 8: Kuopio, 9: Northern Karelia, 10: Oulu, 11: Lapland, 12: Åland
Provinces of Finland 1997: 10: Oulu, 11: Lapland, 12: Åland, 22: Southern Finland, 23: Western Finland, 24: Eastern Finland

Municipalities in 1997 (cities in bold)[edit]

Former municipalities (disestablished before 1997)[edit]

Governors[edit]