Southern Ostrobothnia

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South Ostrobothnia
Etelä-Pohjanmaan maakunta
Södra Österbottens landskap
Region
Coat of arms of South Ostrobothnia
Coat of arms
South Ostrobothnia on a map of Finland
South Ostrobothnia on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 62°45′N 22°30′E / 62.750°N 22.500°E / 62.750; 22.500Coordinates: 62°45′N 22°30′E / 62.750°N 22.500°E / 62.750; 22.500
Country Finland
Historical province Ostrobothnia
Area
 • Total 13,999.63 km2 (5,405.29 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 193,977
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code FI-03
NUTS 194
Regional bird Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata)
Regional fish -
Regional flower Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)
Website etelapohjanmaa.fi

Southern Ostrobothnia (Finnish: Etelä-Pohjanmaa; Swedish: Södra Österbotten) is one of the 20 regions of Finland.

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

Historical provinces[edit]

For History, Geography and Culture see: Ostrobothnia

Regional council[edit]

Municipalities[edit]

There are 18 municipalities in Southern Ostrobothnia.

Culture[edit]

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 Southern Ostrobothnia.

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

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