Finland Proper, Egentliga Finland or Varsinais-Suomi, is a historical province in south western Finland. It borders to Satakunda, Tavastia and Nyland. It is also bounded by the Baltic sea facing Åland. There is also a modern region by the name Finland Proper.

Egentliga Finland
AdministrationWestern Finland
Areaxx,xxx km²

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2 History
3 Geography
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Main article: Western Finland

Finland Proper is comprised within the boundaries of the administrative province of Western Finland.


Main article: History of Finland Proper

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 Finland Proper


Main article: Culture of Finland Proper


Main article: Heraldry of Finland Proper

Arms granted at the burial of Gustav I of Sweden in 1560. The arms is crowned by a dukal coronet, though by Finnish tradition this more resembles a Swedish countal coronet. Blazon: "Gules, a crowned jousting helmet in front of two lances in saltire, all or. On each lance is attached a forked hanging flag azure, charged with a Scandinavian cross or."

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