Governorate of Tavastehus

Governorate of Tavastehus

Infobox Former Subdivision
conventional_long_name = Governorate of Tavastehus
native_name = Тавастгусская губерния
"Tavastehus län"
"Hämeen lääni"
common_name = Tavastehus
subdivision = Governorate
nation = the Grand Duchy of Finland
event_start = Established
year_start = 1831
date_start =
event_end = Disestablished
year_end = 1917
date_end = December 6
event1 =
date_event1 =
p1 = Governorate of Nyland-Tavastehus
flag_p1 = Flag of Russia.svg
s1 = Province of Häme
flag_s1 = Flag of Finland.svg








image_map_caption = The Grand Duchy of Finland, about 1900.
capital = Tavastehus¹
leader1 =
year_leader1 =
leader2 =
year_leader2 =
title_leader =
stat_year1 = 1905
stat_area1 = 18000
stat_pop1 = 317000
footnotes = ¹ _fi. Hämeenlinna, _ru. Тавастгус

The Governorate of Tavastehus ( _ru. Тавастгусская губерния, _sv. Tavastehus län, _fi. Hämeen lääni) was a governorate of the Grand Duchy of Finland, in the Russian Empire, from 1831 to 1917.

In 1831 the Governorate of Nyland-Tavastehus ( _ru. Нюланд-Тавастгусская губерния, _sv. Nylands och Tavastehus län, _fi. Uudenmaan ja Hämeen lääni) was divided into the Governorate of Tavastehus and the Governorate of Nyland.

Following Finland's declaration of independence on December 6, 1917 the governorate became the Province of Häme ( _fi. Hämeen lääni, _sv. Tavastehus län) in the Republic of Finland.


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