|— Region —|
|Historical province||Satakunta, Häme|
|• Total||14,469.39 km2 (5,586.66 sq mi)|
|• Density||34/km2 ( 88/sq mi)|
|Regional bird||White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)|
|Regional fish||Asp (Aspius aspius)|
|Regional flower||Bird Cherry (Prunus padus)|
Pirkanmaa (Swedish: Birkaland), or the Tampere Region (official English name), is a region of Finland. It borders on the regions of Satakunta, Tavastia Proper, Päijänne Tavastia, Southern Ostrobothnia and Central Finland.
As the English name implies, the city of Tampere is the regional centre.
Historical provinces 
Pirkanmaa includes 22 municipalities of which 11 have city status. The cities are marked in bold in the following list.
Alphabetical list of municipalities in Pirkanmaa:
Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Pirkanmaa:
- National Coalition Party 22.3%
- Social Democratic Party 21.6%
- True Finns 21.1%
- Centre Party 10.4%
- Left Alliance 8.3%
- Green League 8.3%
- Christian Democrats 5.0%
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