Pirkanmaa

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Pirkanmaa

Pirkanmaan maakunta
landskapet Birkaland
Flag of Pirkanmaa
Flag
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; 23.717Coordinates: 61°42′N 23°43′E / 61.700°N 23.717°E / 61.700; 23.717
CountryFinland
Historical provinceSatakunta, Tavastia
CapitalTampere
Area
 • Total14,469.39 km2 (5,586.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total500,166
 • Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeFI-11
NUTS192
Regional birdWhite wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Regional fishAsp (Aspius aspius)
Regional flowerBird cherry (Prunus padus)
Websitepirkanmaa.fi

Pirkanmaa (Swedish: Birkaland, also known as Tampere Region in government documents[1]), is a region of Finland. It borders the regions of Satakunta, Tavastia Proper (Kanta-Häme), Päijät-Häme, South Ostrobothnia, Central Finland and Southwest Finland (Varsinais-Suomi).

Historical provinces[edit]

Municipalities[edit]

The region of Pirkanmaa is made up of 22 municipalities, of which 12 have city status (marked in bold).

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Pirkanmaa:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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