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.
Nature[change | change source]
The ground is bedrock, granite and gneiss.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Uudenmaan liitto (in Finnish)