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Western Finland (Länsi-Suomi) is a region of Finland. In 2010, it was administratively split into Western and Inner Finland (Länsi- ja Sisä-Suomi), for Tampere and the coast near Vaasa, and Southwestern Finland (Lounais-Suomi), for the area near Turku.
Western Finland is divided into seven regions.
- Rauma (Raumo), beautifully preserved old town which is on the UNESCO world heritage list
- Kangasala, home to famously beautiful lakes and ridges
- Nokia, the former home of a certain rubber boot company that went high-tech
- Närpes (Närpiö), tomato capital of Finland with their own special Swedish dialect
- Salamajärvi National Park
Western Finland has Finland's best connectivity after Helsinki.
In addition to a smattering of regional flights, Tampere is the Finnish hub for low-cost airline Ryanair, while Turku also flights some cheap flights on competitor Wizzair.
Trains between the three major cities of Turku, Tampere and Helsinki are very frequent.
There is a frequent ferry service from Stockholm, Sweden to Turku.