Pirkanmaa

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Pirkanmaa
Pirkanmaan maakunta
Birkalands landskap
Region
Coat of arms of Pirkanmaa
Coat of arms
Pirkanmaa on a map of Finland
Pirkanmaa on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 61°42′N 23°43′E / 61.700°N 23.717°E / 61.700; 23.717Coordinates: 61°42′N 23°43′E / 61.700°N 23.717°E / 61.700; 23.717
Country Finland
Historical province Satakunta, Tavastia
Area
 • Total 14,469.39 km2 (5,586.66 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 500,166
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code FI-11
NUTS 192
Regional bird White wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Regional fish Asp (Aspius aspius)
Regional flower Bird cherry (Prunus padus)
Website pirkanmaa.fi

Pirkanmaa (Swedish: Birkaland, also known as Tampere Region in government documents[1]), is a region of Finland. It borders on the regions of Satakunta, Tavastia Proper, Päijänne Tavastia, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Finland and Southwest Finland.

Historical provinces[edit]

For history, geography and culture, see Tavastia (historical province) and Satakunta (historical province).

Municipalities[edit]

Pirkanmaa includes 22 municipalities of which 11 have city status. The cities are marked in bold in the following list.

Alphabetical list of municipalities in Pirkanmaa:

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Pirkanmaa:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to the Tampere Region". Council of Tampere Region. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 

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