Häme Province

The Province of Häme (Finnish: Hämeen lääni, Swedish: Tavastehus län) was a province of Finland from 1831 to 1997.

Province of Häme
Hämeen lääni
Tavastehus län
Province of Finland
1831–1997
Coat of arms of Häme
Coat of arms
CapitalHämeenlinna
Area 
• 1 January 1993
22,246 km2 (8,589 sq mi)
Population 
• 1 January 1993
688200
History 
• Established
1831
• Disestablished
1997
Preceded by
Succeeded by
County of Nyland and Tavastehus
Western Finland
Southern Finland

In 1997 the southern parts with Kanta-Häme, Päijät-Häme was merged with the province of Uusimaa and Kymi into the new Province of Southern Finland. The northern part with Pirkanmaa was merged with the provinces of Vaasa, Central Finland, Turku and Pori into the new Province of Western Finland.

The province corresponds roughly to the current regions of Kanta-Häme, Päijät-Häme and Pirkanmaa.

MapsEdit

 
Provinces of Finland 1634: 1: Turku and Pori, 14: Nyland and Tavastehus, 18: Ostrobothnia, 20: Viborg and Nyslott, 21: Kexholm
 
Provinces of Finland 1776: 1: Turku and Pori, 4: Vaasa, 10: Oulu, 14: Nyland and Tavastehus, 15: Kymmenegård, 16: Savolax and Karelia
 
Provinces of Finland 1831: 1: Turku and Pori, 2: Uusimaa, 3: Häme, 4: Vaasa, 6: Mikkeli, 8: Kuopio, 10: Oulu, 13: Viipuri
 
Provinces of Finland 1996: 1: Turku and Pori, 2: Uusimaa, 3: Häme, 4: Vaasa, 5: Kymi, 6: Mikkeli, 7: Central Finland, 8: Kuopio, 9: Northern Karelia, 10: Oulu, 11: Lapland, 12: Åland
 
Provinces of Finland 1997: 10: Oulu, 11: Lapland, 12: Åland, 22: Southern Finland, 23: Western Finland, 24: Eastern Finland

Municipalities in 1997 (cities in bold)Edit

Former municipalities (disestablished before 1997)Edit

GovernorsEdit

Coordinates: 61°00′00″N 24°26′29″E / 61.0000°N 24.4414°E / 61.0000; 24.4414