Nylandia

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Nylandia, Nyland or Uusimaa is a historical province in the south of Finland. It borders to Finland Proper, Tavastia, Savonia, and Karelia.


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Administration

For current affairs see: Southern Finland

Nyland is confined within the boundaries of the administrative province of Southern Finland, and was a former lääni "province".

History

Nylandia was the, along with the rest of Finland, held by the Kingdom of Sweden from the 12th century and then ceded to Imperial Russia in the War of Finland in 1809. After this, Nylandia become Uudenmaan lääni in the old lääni system. Today, it is considered a region of Finland, Uusimaa.

Geography

Main article: Geography of Nylandia

Culture

Main article: Culture of Nylandia

Historically, Nylandia is a Swedish-speaking area. However, the capital of Finland, Helsinki and the cities around the area have a Finnish-speaking majority.

Heraldry

Arms granted at the burial of Gustav I of Sweden in 1560. The arms is crowned by a countal coronet, though by Finnish tradition this more resembles a Swedish baronal coronet. Blazon: "Azure, between two bars wavy argent, a boat with rudder, or."

External links


hu:Nyland tartomány

fi:Uusimaa sv:Nyland

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