Häme

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Häme (Swedish: Tavastland, Latin: Tavastia) is the name of a geographical region in Finland, associated with the Tavastians, or Häme people (hämäläiset), a subgroup of the Finnish people. The precise area referred to can vary depending on the context.

In contemporary contexts:

  • Häme, an often vaguely defined area in Southern Finland associated with the Tavastians; the most prominent regions of contemporary Häme are:
  • Place names including the element Häme in its genitive form Hämeen:
    • Hämeenkatu, the main street of Tampere; streets bearing the same name can be found elsewhere in Finland as well
    • Hämeenkyrö, a municipality in Pirkanmaa
    • Hämeenlinna, the administrative centre of Tavastia Proper
      • Hämeen linna, or Häme Castle, a medieval castle in Hämeenlinna, after which the city has been named
    • Hämeentie, the longest street in Helsinki; streets bearing the same name can be found elsewhere in Finland as well

In historical contexts:

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