Pirkanmaa

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Pirkanmaa
Pirkanmaan maakunta
Birkalands landskap
Region
Coat of arms of Pirkanmaa
Coat of arms
Pirkanmaa on a map of Finland
Pirkanmaa on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 61°42′N 23°43′E / 61.700°N 23.717°E / 61.700; 23.717
Country Finland
Historical province Satakunta, Tavastia
Area
 • Total 14,469.39 km2 (5,586.66 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 500,166
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code FI-11
NUTS 192
Regional bird White wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Regional fish Asp (Aspius aspius)
Regional flower Bird cherry (Prunus padus)
Website pirkanmaa.fi

Pirkanmaa (Swedish: Birkaland, also known as Tampere Region in government documents[1]), is a region of Finland. It borders on the regions of Satakunta, Tavastia Proper, Päijänne Tavastia, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Finland and Southwest Finland.

Historical provinces

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

Municipalities

Pirkanmaa includes 22 municipalities of which 11 have city status. The cities are marked in bold in the following list.

Alphabetical list of municipalities in Pirkanmaa:

Politics

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Pirkanmaa:

Gallery

References

  1. "Welcome to the Tampere Region". Council of Tampere Region. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 

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