Päijänne Tavastia

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Päijänne Tavastia
Päijät-Hämeen maakunta
Päijänne-Tavastlands landskap
Flag of Päijänne Tavastia
Coat of arms of Päijänne Tavastia
Coat of arms
Päijänne Tavastia on a map of Finland
Päijänne Tavastia on a map of Finland
Country Finland
Historical province Tavastia
 • 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 paijat-hame.fi

Päijänne Tavastia (Finnish: Päijät-Häme; Swedish: Päijänne-Tavastland) is a region in Southern Finland south of the lake Päijänne. It borders the regions Uusimaa, Tavastia Proper, 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


There are 9 municipalities in Päijänne Tavastia. Cities and towns are marked in bold.


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.


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

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