Päijänne Tavastia

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Päijänne Tavastia
Päijät-Hämeen maakunta
Päijänne Tavastlands landskap
Region
Coat of arms of Päijänne Tavastia
Coat of arms
Päijänne Tavastia on a map of Finland
Päijänne Tavastia on a map of Finland
Country Finland
Historical province Tavastia
Area
 • Total 6,256.66 km2 (2,415.71 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 202,424
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code FI-16
NUTS 185
Regional bird White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos)
Regional fish Carp bream (Abramis brama)
Regional flower Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
Website paijat-hame.fi

Päijänne Tavastia (Finnish: Päijät-Häme; Swedish: Päijänne Tavastland) is a region in Southern Finland south of the lake Päijänne. It borders the regions Uusimaa, Tavastia Proper, Pirkanmaa, Central Finland, Southern Savonia and Kymenlaakso.

Historical provinces[edit]

For history, geography and culture see: Tavastia

Municipalities[edit]

There are 11 municipalities in Päijänne Tavastia. Cities and towns are marked in bold.

The municipal council of Iitti has decided to join Päijänne Tavastia and leave Kymenlaakso in January 2013 due to the result of a November 2011 referendum.

Heraldry[edit]

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 to represent the influence of the numerous post-World War II Karelian refugees in Lahti and the surrounding regions.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Päijänne Tavastia:

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Gallery[edit]

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Coordinates: 61°15′N 25°50′E / 61.250°N 25.833°E / 61.250; 25.833