Päijänne Tavastia


Päijänne Tavastia

Päijänne Tavastia (Finnish: "Päijät-Häme") is a region ("maakunta" / "landskap") in Southern Finland south of the lake Päijänne. It borders the regions Uusimaa,Tavastia Proper, Pirkanmaa, central Finland, Southern Savonia, Kymenlaakso, and Eastern Uusimaa.

Infobox_Maakunta
name=Päijänne Tavastia
name_fin=Päijät-Hämeen maakunta
name_swe=Päijänne Tavastlands landskap
isocode=|nutscode=185
capital=|province=Southern Finland
historical=Tavastia
arearank=Not ranked|area=5,106|areapercent=
population_as_of=2005-09-30|populationrank=Not ranked
population=198,923|populationpercent=|populationdensity=-
bird=White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos)|fish=Carp bream (Abramis brama)|flower=Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)




Historical Provinces

"For History, Geography and Culture see: Tavastia"

Regional Council

"Main article: Päijänne Tavastia Regional Council"

Municipalities

"Main article: Municipalities of Päijänne Tavastia"

There are 12 municipalities in Päijänne Tavastia. Cities and towns are marked in bold.

Lahti Sub-region:
* Artjärvi
* Asikkala
* Hollola
* Hämeenkoski
* Kärkölä
* Lahti
* Nastola
* Orimattila
* Padasjoki

Heinola Sub-region:
* Hartola
* Heinola
* Sysmä

Heraldry

"Main article: Heraldry of Päijänne Tavastia"

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 to represent the influence of the numerous post-WW2 Karelian refugees in Lahti and the surrounding regions.

External links

* [http://www.paijat-hame.fi/indexen.htm The Regional Council of Päijät-Häme]


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