Uusimaa

Uusimaa (Finnish: [ˈuːsimɑː]; Swedish: Nyland, Finland Swedish: [ˈnyːlɑnd]; both lit. 'new land') is a region of Finland. It borders the regions of Southwest Finland, Tavastia Proper (Kanta-Häme), Päijänne Tavastia (Päijät-Häme), and Kymenlaakso. Finland's capital and largest city, Helsinki, along with the surrounding Greater Helsinki area, are both contained in the region, and Uusimaa is Finland's most populous region. The population of Uusimaa is 1,723,000.

Uusimaa
Nyland
Region of Uusimaa
Uudenmaan maakunta (Finnish)
Landskapet Nyland (Swedish)
Anthem: Uusmaalaisten laulu
Uusimaa in Red on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 60°15′N 24°30′E
CountryFinland
Historical provinceUusimaa
CapitalHelsinki
Government
  Regional MayorOssi Savolainen [fi]
  President of the CouncilEero Heinäluoma
Area
  Total9,568 km2 (3,694 sq mi)
Population
 (June 30, 2022)
  Total1,723,000[1]
  Density180/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)uusmaalainen (Finnish)
nylänning (Swedish)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeFI-18
NUTS181
HDI (2019)0.958[2]
very high
Regional birdBlackbird
Regional fishZander
Regional flowerWindflower
Regional animalEuropean hedgehog
Regional stoneHornblende
Websiteuudenmaanliitto.fi

While predominantly Finnish-speaking, Uusimaa has the highest total number of native speakers of Swedish in Finland even at a much lower share than two other regions.


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