landskapet Södra Österbotten
South Ostrobothnia on a map of Finland
|Historical province||Ostrobothnia, Satakunta|
|• Total||13,999.63 km2 (5,405.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||13/km2 (35/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||FI-03|
|Regional bird||Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata)|
|Regional flower||Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)|
South Ostrobothnia (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.
Seinäjoki is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.
The region of South Ostrobothnia is made up of 17 municipalities, of which eight have city status (marked in bold).
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.
Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in South Ostrobothnia:
- Centre Party 31.66%
- Finns Party 22.02%
- National Coalition Party 17.64%
- Social Democratic Party 10.79%
- Christian Democrats 6.39%
- Green League 4.22%
- Left Alliance 2.81%
- Blue Reform 1.82%
- Swedish People's Party 0.41%
- Seven Star Movement 0.37%
- Other parties 1.87%
Seinäjoki Town Hall and Lakeuden Risti Church tower by Alvar Aalto
A poor man statue at Lappajärvi Church
Pesäpallo (Finnish baseball) in Vimpeli
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