Häme

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Häme (Swedish: Tavastland, Latin: Tavastia) is the name of a geographical region in Finland. It can refer to:

Places[edit]

In Finland[edit]

In historical contexts:

In contemporary contexts:

  • Häme, an often vaguely defined area of Finland associated with Tavastia; the most prominent regions of contemporary Häme are:
  • Place names including the element Häme or its genitive form Hämeen:
    • Hämeenkatu, the main street of Tampere; streets bearing the same name can be found elsewhere in Finland as well
    • Hämeentie, the longest street in Helsinki; streets bearing the same name can be found elsewhere in Finland as well

In Sweden[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • the Tavastians, or Häme people (hämäläiset), a subgroup (heimo) of the Finnish people
  • the Tavastian dialects, or Häme dialects (hämäläismurteet), of the Finnish language
  • Häme Regiment, a unit of the Finnish Army located in Lahti