1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Tavastehus
TAVASTEHUS, a province of Finland, bounded by the provinces of Nyland, Viborg, Vasa and St Michel. Pop. (1904) 317,326. The province is largely unproductive, much of the surface being composed of hills and lakes, but in favourable districts agriculture is sucessfully pursued, and there is a school of agriculture and an institute of forestry.