Päijänne Tavastia

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Päijänne Tavastia
Päijät-Häme

Päijät-Hämeen maakunta
landskapet Päijänne-Tavastland
Flag of Päijänne Tavastia Päijät-Häme
Flag
Coat of arms of Päijänne Tavastia Päijät-Häme
Coat of arms
Päijänne Tavastia on a map of Finland
Päijänne Tavastia on a map of Finland
CountryFinland
Historical provinceTavastia
CapitalLahti
Area
 • Total6,256.66 km2 (2,415.71 sq mi)
Population
(2013)
 • Total202,424
 • Density32/km2 (84/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeFI-16
NUTS185
Regional birdWhite-backed woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos)
Regional fishCarp bream (Abramis brama)
Regional flowerCornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
Websitepaijat-hame.fi

Päijänne Tavastia or, officially, Päijät-Häme[1] (Finnish: Päijät-Häme; Swedish: Päijänne-Tavastland) is a region in Southern Finland south of the lake Päijänne. It borders the regions of Uusimaa, Tavastia Proper (Kanta-Häme), Pirkanmaa, Central Finland, Southern Savonia (Etelä-Savo) and Kymenlaakso. The biggest city in the region is Lahti.[2]

Historical provinces[edit]

For history, geography and culture see: Tavastia

Municipalities[edit]

There are 9 municipalities in Päijänne Tavastia. 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 cuckoo.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Päijänne Tavastia:

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.stat.fi/meta/luokitukset/maakunta/001-2018/index_en.html
  2. ^ "EURES - Labour market information - Päijät-Häme - European Commission". ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2016-08-09.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 61°15′N 25°50′E / 61.250°N 25.833°E / 61.250; 25.833