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.

South Ostrobothnia

Etelä-Pohjanmaan maakunta
landskapet Södra Österbotten

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Coat of arms
South Ostrobothnia on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 62°45′N 22°30′E
CountryFinland
Historical provinceOstrobothnia, Satakunta
CapitalSeinäjoki
Area
  Total13,999.63 km2 (5,405.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
  Total193,977
  Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeFI-03
NUTS194
Regional birdEurasian curlew (Numenius arquata)
Regional flowerFireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)
Websiteetelapohjanmaa.fi

Seinäjoki is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.

Historical provinces

Municipalities

The region of South Ostrobothnia is made up of 17 municipalities, of which eight have city status (marked in bold).

Culture

Some people have made this region better known to the world. For example, The Dudesons and the traditional Finnish sweater Jussishirt are something people would remember when asked about South Ostrobothnia.

One of the biggest rock festivals in Finland, Provinssirock and world's oldest tango festival Tangomarkkinat are both held in Seinäjoki.



Politics

Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in South Ostrobothnia:

References


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