Uusimaa

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Location of Uusimaa in Finland
A map of Uusimaa

Uusimaa (or Uudenmaan maakunta) is a region in southern Finland. It is located next to Gulf of Finland. Neighbouring regions are Southwest Finland, Kanta-Häme, Päijänne Tavastia and Kymenlaakso.

The historical province of Uusimaa covered a larger area than modern Uusimaa.

A very large number of people in Finland live in Uusimaa. As of 31 November 2013, there were over 1,500,000. Uusimaa is only 3% of the total area of Finland.

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The ground is bedrock, granite and gneiss.

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