South Ostrobothnia

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South Ostrobothnia

Etelä-Pohjanmaan maakunta
landskapet Södra Österbotten
Flag of South Ostrobothnia
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
Historical provinceOstrobothnia, Satakunta
 • Total13,999.63 km2 (5,405.29 sq mi)
 • Total193,977
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeFI-03
Regional birdEurasian curlew (Numenius arquata)
Regional flowerFireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

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.

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

Historical provinces[edit]


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.

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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