Tavastia Proper

Tavastia Proper
Kanta-Hämeen maakunta
Egentliga Tavastlands landskap

Coat of arms

Tavastia Proper on a map of Finland
Country Finland
Historical province Tavastia
  Total 5,706.39 km2 (2,203.25 sq mi)
Population (2013)
  Total 175,481
  Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code FI-06
NUTS 184
Regional bird Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Regional fish Carp bream (Abramis brama)
Regional flower Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens)
Website hameenliitto.fi

Tavastia Proper (Finnish: Kanta-Häme; Swedish: Egentliga Tavastland) is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. It borders to the regions Southwest Finland, Pirkanmaa, Päijänne Tavastia, 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

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


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

Forssa sub-region:

Hämeenlinna sub-region:

Riihimäki sub-region:


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

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