Pirkanmaa (Swadish: Birkaland), or the Tampere Region (offeecial Inglis name), is a region o Finland. It borders on the regions o Satakunta, Tavastie Proper, Päijänne Tavastie, Soothren Ostrobothnie an Central Finland.

Pirkanmaa

Pirkanmaan maakunta
Birkalands landskap
Coat o airms o Pirkanmaa
Coat o airms
Pirkanmaa on a map o Finland
Pirkanmaa on a map o Finland
KintraFinland
Historical provinceSatakunta, Häme
Govrenment
 • Regional MayorEsa Halme
Aurie
 • Total14,469.39 km2 (5,586.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Tot477,000
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
NUTS192
Regional birdWhite Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Regional fishAsp (Aspius aspius)
Regional flouerBird Cherry (Prunus padus)
Wabsteidpirkanmaa.fi

As the name implies, the ceety o Tampere is the regional centre.

Historical provincesEedit

For history, geography an cultur, see Tavastie (historical province) and Satakunta (historical province).

MunicipalitiesEedit

Main airticle: Municipalities o Pirkanmaa

Pirkanmaa includes 22 municipalities o which 11 hae ceety status. The ceeties are marked in bauld in the follaein leet.

Alphabetical leet o municipalities in Pirkanmaa:

Freemit airtinsEedit

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Coordinates: 61°42′N 23°43′E / 61.700°N 23.717°E / 61.700; 23.717