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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.

Tavastia Proper
Kanta-Häme

Kanta-Hämeen maakunta
landskapet Egentliga Tavastland
Flag of Tavastia Proper Kanta-Häme
Flag
Coat of arms of Tavastia Proper Kanta-Häme
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Tavastia Proper on a map of Finland
Tavastia Proper on a map of Finland
CountryFinland
Historical provinceTavastia
CapitalHämeenlinna
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

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

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Historical provincesEdit

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

MunicipalitiesEdit

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

HeraldryEdit

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

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