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Päijänne Tavastia or, officially, Päijät-Häme[1] (Finnish: Päijät-Häme; Swedish: Päijänne-Tavastland) is a region in Southern Finland south of the lake Päijänne. It borders the regions of Uusimaa, Tavastia Proper (Kanta-Häme), Pirkanmaa, Central Finland, South Savo and Kymenlaakso. The biggest city in the region is Lahti.[2]

Historical provinces

For history, geography and culture see: Tavastia

Municipalities

There are 9 municipalities in Päijänne Tavastia. Cities and towns are marked in bold.

Heraldry

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.

Politic

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.

PoliticsIn laymen's terms: The coat of arms sports a depiction of the ancient water goddess Vellamo as a mermaid, with a cuckoo.

Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in Päijänne Tavastia:

  • A view of Lahti centre

  • Lake Päijänne in Sysmä

  • Heinola town centre

  • Heinola town centre

  • Eliel Saarinen in the background

  • Virenoja Rapids and ruins of an old mill, Orimattila

  • Virenoja Rapids and ruins of an old mill, Orimattila

  • Hartola Church

  • Vääksy Canal, Asikkala

  • Rural landscape in Orimatt

    Rural landscape in Orimattila

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    Nastola Church

  • A bridge in Heinola

  • A bridge in Heinola

  • The celebrated Sibeli

    The celebrated Sibelius Hall is the heart of Lahti's cultural life

  • Ski Jumping WC

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    A rock cleft in Hollola

  • The Gothic Revival church in Kärkölä

  • Lake

    Lake Vesijärvi in Asikkala

  • A windmill in Hartola

  • A windmill in Hartola

  • A typical traditional Tavastian village view, Orimattila

    A typical traditional Tavastian village view, Orimattila

  • Architecture in Lahti

  • Pyhäniemi Manor, Hollola

  • An old mill at River Vääksynjoki, Asikkala

  • References

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