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'''Ostrobothnia''' (Finnish: ''Pohjanmaa'', Swedish: ''Österbotten'') is in [[Finland]], [[Central Finland]].
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'''Ostrobothnia''' (Finnish: ''Pohjanmaa'', Swedish: ''Österbotten'') is in [[Finland]], [[Western Finland]].
  
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
*[[Vaasa]]
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*[[Kristiinankaupunki]]
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*[[Jakobstad]] / Pietarsaari
*[[Närpes]]/Närpiö
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*[[Kaskinen]] / Kaskö
*[[Kokkola]]
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*[[Kristinestad]] / Kristiinankaupunki
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*[[Nykarleby]] / Uusikaarlepyy
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*[[Närpes]] / Närpiö
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*[[Vaasa]] / Vasa
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==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
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*[[Isokyrö]] / Storkyro
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*[[Korsholm]] / Mustasaari
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*[[Korsnäs]]
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*[[Kronoby]] / Kruunupyy
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*[[Laihia]] / Laihela
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*[[Larsmo]] / Luoto
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*[[Malax]] / Maalahti
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*[[Oravais]] / Oravainen
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*[[Pedersöre]]
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*[[Vähäkyrö]] / Lillkyro
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*[[Vörå-Maxmo]] / Vöyri-Maksamaa
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
Pohjanmaa or in Swedish , is the area around [[Vaasa]] on the western coast of [[Finland]]. The majority of people here are swedish speaking although a few places are finnish speaking. The area is dominated by agrar culture in difference to the forestry dominated inland. Historically Öster Bottnia was hard hit in the end of 1800 when thousands of people left to emigrate to America.
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Ostrobothnia is a region centered around [[Vaasa]] on the west coast of [[Finland]] consisting of 17 municipalities. It borders with the regions [[Central Ostrobothnia]], [[Southern Ostrobothnia]] and [[Satakunta]]. Ostrobothnia is the only mainland region in Finland that has a slight majority of Swedish-speakers (about 52%), although a few places have a Finnish-speaking majority (the cities of Vaasa and Kaskinen and the municipalities of Laihia, Isokyrö and Vähäkyrö). The area is dominated by agrarian culture in difference to the forestry dominated inland. Historically Ostrobothnia was hit hard by bad economic conditions and famine during the 19th century and thousands of people left to emigrate to America.
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==Talk==
 
==Talk==
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
*Trains to Vaasa.
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*By air from [[Helsinki]] and [[Stockholm]] to [[Vaasa]] airport. There is also a airport in [[Kronoby]].
*Buses.
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*There are train connections to [[Vaasa]] and Bennäs (the railway station of [[Jakobstad]] and [[Pedersöre]], bus connection to central Jakobstad).
*Car.
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*Buses frequently traffic main road 8 along the west coast.
*Ferry to Vaasa from Sweden?
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*By car along main road 8 which goes along the west coast and main road 3 that leads to [[Tampere]].
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*Ferry to Vaasa from [[Umeå]]
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
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Latest revision as of 07:18, 8 May 2009

Ostrobothnia (Finnish: Pohjanmaa, Swedish: Österbotten) is in Finland, Western Finland.

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Ostrobothnia is a region centered around Vaasa on the west coast of Finland consisting of 17 municipalities. It borders with the regions Central Ostrobothnia, Southern Ostrobothnia and Satakunta. Ostrobothnia is the only mainland region in Finland that has a slight majority of Swedish-speakers (about 52%), although a few places have a Finnish-speaking majority (the cities of Vaasa and Kaskinen and the municipalities of Laihia, Isokyrö and Vähäkyrö). The area is dominated by agrarian culture in difference to the forestry dominated inland. Historically Ostrobothnia was hit hard by bad economic conditions and famine during the 19th century and thousands of people left to emigrate to America.

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  • By air from Helsinki and Stockholm to Vaasa airport. There is also a airport in Kronoby.
  • There are train connections to Vaasa and Bennäs (the railway station of Jakobstad and Pedersöre, bus connection to central Jakobstad).
  • Buses frequently traffic main road 8 along the west coast.
  • By car along main road 8 which goes along the west coast and main road 3 that leads to Tampere.
  • Ferry to Vaasa from Umeå

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