Finland Proper, Varsinais-Suomi or Egentliga Finland, is a historical province in south western Finland. It borders to Satakunda, Tavastia and Nylandia. It is also bounded by the Baltic sea facing Åland. There is also a modern region by the name Finland Proper. Finland Proper is not to be confused with Mainland Finland.
Map highlighting the location of Finland Proper
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."
|Historical provinces of Sweden and Finland | The Swedish Realm|
|Alandia | Angermannia | Bahusia | Blechingia | Dalecarlia | Dalia | Finland Proper | Gestricia | Gotlandia | Hallandia | Helsingia | Herdalia | Jemtia | Karelia | Laponia | Medelpadia | Nericia | Nylandia | Oelandia | Ostrobothnia | Ostrogothia | Satakunda | Savonia | Scania | Smalandia | Sudermannia | Tavastia | Uplandia | Wermelandia | Westmannia | Westrobothnia | Westrogothia|
|Lands of Sweden: Finland/Österlanden | Götaland | Norrland | Svealand|