Tavastia Proper

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Tavastia Proper
Kanta-Hämeen maakunta
Egentliga Tavastlands landskap
Region
Coat of arms of Tavastia Proper
Coat of arms
Tavastia Proper on a map of Finland
Tavastia Proper on a map of Finland
Country Finland
Historical province Tavastia
Area
 • Total 5,706.39 km2 (2,203.25 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 175,481
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code FI-06
NUTS 184
Regional bird Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Regional fish Carp bream (Abramis brama)
Regional flower Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens)
Website hameenliitto.fi

Tavastia Proper (Finnish: Kanta-Häme; Swedish: Egentliga Tavastland) is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. It borders to the regions Finland Proper, Pirkanmaa, Päijänne Tavastia, and Uusimaa.

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

Historical provinces[edit]

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

Municipalities[edit]

There are 11 municipalities in Tavastia Proper. Towns and cities are marked in bold.

Heraldry[edit]

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

Gallery[edit]

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Coordinates: 60°50′N 24°15′E / 60.833°N 24.250°E / 60.833; 24.250