Tavastia Proper

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Tavastia Proper
Kanta-Häme

Kanta-Hämeen maakunta
landskapet Egentliga Tavastland
Region
Flag of Tavastia Proper Kanta-Häme
Flag
Coat of arms of Tavastia Proper Kanta-Häme
Coat of arms
Tavastia Proper on a map of Finland
Tavastia Proper on a map of Finland
CountryFinland
Historical provinceTavastia
Area
 • Total5,706.39 km2 (2,203.25 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total175,481
 • Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeFI-06
NUTS184
Regional birdOsprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Regional fishCarp bream (Abramis brama)
Regional flowerPasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens)
Websitehameenliitto.fi

Tavastia Proper or, officially, Kanta-Häme[1] (Finnish: Kanta-Häme; Swedish: Egentliga Tavastland) is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. It borders the regions of Southwest Finland (Varsinais-Suomi), Pirkanmaa, Päijänne Tavastia (Päijät-Häme), and Uusimaa.

Hämeenlinna is the largest urban area in the region. There are two other municipalities that have township status: Riihimäki and Forssa.

Historical provinces[edit]

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

Municipalities[edit]

The region of Tavastia Proper is made up of 11 municipalities, of which three have city status (marked in bold).

Heraldry[edit]

Tavastia Proper uses the arms of the old historical province Tavastia.

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Coordinates: 60°50′N 24°15′E / 60.833°N 24.250°E / 60.833; 24.250