Päijät-Häme

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Päijät-Häme
Päijät-Hämeen maakunta
Päijänne-Tavastlands landskap
Region
Coat of arms of Päijät-Häme
Coat of arms
Päijät-Häme on a map of Finland
Päijät-Häme 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 The Regional Council

Päijät-Häme (Finnish: Päijät-Häme; Swedish: Päijänne-Tavastland) is a region in Southern Finland south of the lake Päijänne. It borders the regions Uusimaa, Kanta-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Central Finland, Southern Savonia and Kymenlaakso. The biggest city in the region is Lahti.[1]

Historical provinces[edit]

For history, geography and culture see: Tavastia

Municipalities[edit]

There are 9 municipalities in Päijät-Häme. Cities and towns are marked in bold.

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 native bird.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Päijät-Häme:

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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