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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.

AdministrationSouthern Finland
Area6,366 km²

Table of contents
1 Administration
2 History
3 Geography
4 Culture
5 Heraldry
6 External links


For current affairs see: Southern Finland

Nyland is is comprised within the boundaries of the administrative province of Southern Finland.


Main article: History of Nylandia

The province, which had been a part of Sweden from the 12th century, separated when Finland was ceded to Russia in 1809. The provinces has no administrative function today but lives on as a historical legacy in both countries.


Main article: Geography of Nylandia


Main article: Culture of Nylandia


Main article: Heraldry of Nylandia

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."

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