South Ostrobothnia

South Ostrobothnia[1] (Finnish: Etelä-Pohjanmaa; Swedish: Södra Österbotten) is one of the 19 regions of Finland. It borders the regions of Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Central Finland, Pirkanmaa, and Satakunta. Among the Finnish regions, South Ostrobothnia is the ninth largest in terms of population.[2] Seinäjoki is the regional centre[3] and by far the largest city in the area.[4]

South Ostrobothnia
Etelä-Pohjanmaa (Finnish)
Södra Österbotten (Swedish)
Region of South Ostrobothnia
Etelä-Pohjanmaan maakunta
Landskapet Södra Österbotten
South Ostrobothnia on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 62°45′N 22°30′E
Historical provinceOstrobothnia, Satakunta
  Total13,999.63 km2 (5,405.29 sq mi)
  Density14/km2 (35/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeFI-03
Regional birdEurasian curlew (Numenius arquata)
Regional flowerFireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

As a cultural area, South Ostrobothnia is larger than its current regional borders and includes the region of Ostrobothnia as well.[3]

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