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Southern Ostrobothnia (Finnish: Etelä-Pohjanmaa; Swedish: Södra Österbotten) is one of the 19 regions of Finland.

South Ostrobothnia
Etelä-Pohjanmaan maakunta
Södra Österbottens landskap
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
Country Finland
Historical province Ostrobothnia, Satakunta
 • Total 13,999.63 km2 (5,405.29 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 193,977
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code FI-03
NUTS 194
Regional bird Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata)
Regional fish -
Regional flower Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

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


Historical provincesEdit


The region of Southern 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 Southern 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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