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(Kokkola is in the region of Central Ostrobothnia, and Jakobstad and Närpes have city status. Also filled in the missing municipalities in Ostrobothnia.)
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*[[Vaasa]]/Vasa
 
*[[Vaasa]]/Vasa
 
*[[Kristinestad]]/Kristiinankaupunki
 
*[[Kristinestad]]/Kristiinankaupunki
*[[Kokkola]]/Karleby
 
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*[[Närpes]]/Närpiö
 
*[[Närpes]]/Närpiö
 
*[[Jakobstad]]/Pietarsaari
 
*[[Jakobstad]]/Pietarsaari
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*[[Nykarleby]]/Uusikaarlepyy
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*[[Kaskinen]]/Kaskö
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==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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*[[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
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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]]. The majority of people here are Swedish-speaking although a few places have a Finnish-speaking majority. 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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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.
  
 
==Talk==
 
==Talk==
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
*Trains to Vaasa, Kokkola and Bennäs (the railway station of Jakobstad and Pedersöre, bus connection to central Jakobstad).
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*By air from [[Helsinki]] and [[Stockholm]] to [[Vaasa]] airport. There is also a airport in [[Kronoby]].
*Buses along the road 8.
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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.
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*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]]
 
*Ferry to Vaasa from [[Umeå]]
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==

Revision as of 07:15, 12 August 2007

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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