Bothnian Bay National Park

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Bothnian Bay National Park (Perämeren kansallispuisto)
Protected area
Bothnian Bay Kemi.jpg
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Cities Kemi, Tornio
Location Bothnian Bay
 - coordinates 65°37′N 024°19′E / 65.617°N 24.317°E / 65.617; 24.317Coordinates: 65°37′N 024°19′E / 65.617°N 24.317°E / 65.617; 24.317
Area 157 km2 (61 sq mi)
 - on land 2.5 km2 (1 sq mi)
Established 1991
Management Metsähallitus
Visitation 9,000 (2009[1])
IUCN category II - National Park
Bothnian Bay National Park is located in Finland
Bothnian Bay National Park
Location in Finland
Website: www.nationalparks.fi/en/bothnianbaynp

Bothnian Bay National Park (Finnish: Perämeren kansallispuisto, Swedish: Bottenvikens nationalpark) is a national park in Lapland, Finland. The park which was established in 1991, covers 157 square kilometres (61 sq mi) of which 2.5 square kilometres (0.97 sq mi) is on land. It is maintained by Metsähallitus.

The islands in the area have been formed by post-glacial rebound, and the scenery is still in a constant state of change. There are also numerous traditional fishing bases.

The national park is reachable by boat although visiting is only recommended for experienced boaters.

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  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish). Metsähallitus. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 

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