Finland: see HämeenlinnaHämeenlinna
, Swed. Tavastehus, city (1998 pop. 45,555), capital of Southern Finland prov., S Finland. It is a lake port and a manufacturing town with plywood mills, tanneries, spool mills, and rubber works.
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The names Tavastehus and Tavastland (referring to Hameenlinna and Hame) were mainly spelt with the letter -a- in the second syllable already in the 14th century.