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Uusimaa (Swedish: Nyland), is a historical province in the south of Finland. It borders Finland Proper, Tavastia, Savonia, and Karelia. The English translation would be "new land". From the Middle Ages to 1809, most of the present-day Finland was a part of Sweden. Uusimaa (Nyland) was thus included also among the historical Swedish provinces.

Historical province of Uusimaa
(borders of the modern provinces,
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Along with the rest of Southern and Western Finland, Uusimaa was ruled by the Kingdom of Sweden from the 12th or 13th century onwards. Coastal Uusimaa had earlier been semi-deserted, but was soon populated by Swedish settlers.

All the provinces of Finland were ceded to Russia in September 1809, after the 1808-1809 Finnish War. Uusimaa became Uudenmaan lääni in the old lääni (province) system until 1997, when it was merged into the new administrative province of Southern Finland. In 2010 the administrative provinces were abolished and Uusimaa was divided between two new regions of Finland, Uusimaa and Eastern Uusimaa. However, this arrangement lasted for only one year, and in 2011 Eastern Uusimaa was merged into Uusimaa, which now forms a single administrative unit once again.

Historically, coastal Uusimaa was a Swedish-speaking area. However, the capital of Finland, Helsinki, and most of the other towns in Uusimaa now have Finnish-speaking majorities.

The arms of Uusimaa were granted at the burial of Gustav I of Sweden in 1560. The arms are crowned by a count's coronet, though by Finnish tradition this more resembles a Swedish baronial coronet. Blazon: "Azure, between two bars wavy argent, a boat with rudder, or."

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Uusimaa historical province Article Talk Language Watch Edit This article is about the former historical jurisdiction linguistic and cultural province For other former provinces by this name see Uusimaa disambiguation This article does not cite any sources Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Uusimaa historical province news newspapers books scholar JSTOR December 2009 Learn how and when to remove this template message Uusimaa Swedish Nyland is a historical province in the south of Finland It borders Finland Proper Tavastia Savonia and Karelia The English translation would be new land From the Middle Ages to 1809 most of the present day Finland was a part of Sweden Uusimaa Nyland was thus included also among the historical Swedish provinces Historical province of Uusimaa borders of the modern provinces i e regions with pink colour Contents 1 History 2 Culture 3 Heraldry 4 ReferencesHistory EditAlong with the rest of Southern and Western Finland Uusimaa was ruled by the Kingdom of Sweden from the 12th or 13th century onwards Coastal Uusimaa had earlier been semi deserted but was soon populated by Swedish settlers All the provinces of Finland were ceded to Russia in September 1809 after the 1808 1809 Finnish War Uusimaa became Uudenmaan laani in the old laani province system until 1997 when it was merged into the new administrative province of Southern Finland In 2010 the administrative provinces were abolished and Uusimaa was divided between two new regions of Finland Uusimaa and Eastern Uusimaa However this arrangement lasted for only one year and in 2011 Eastern Uusimaa was merged into Uusimaa which now forms a single administrative unit once again Culture EditHistorically coastal Uusimaa was a Swedish speaking area However the capital of Finland Helsinki and most of the other towns in Uusimaa now have Finnish speaking majorities Heraldry EditThe arms of Uusimaa were granted at the burial of Gustav I of Sweden in 1560 The arms are crowned by a count s coronet though by Finnish tradition this more resembles a Swedish baronial coronet Blazon Azure between two bars wavy argent a boat with rudder or References Edit60 13 00 N 24 57 00 E 60 2167 N 24 9500 E 60 2167 24 9500 Coordinates 60 13 00 N 24 57 00 E 60 2167 N 24 9500 E 60 2167 24 9500 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Uusimaa historical province amp oldid 1089101621, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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