Ostrobothnie (region)

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Ostrobothnie (Swadish: Österbotten‎; Finnish: Pohjanmaa‎) is a region o Finland. It is locatit in Wastren Finland. It borders the regions Central Ostrobothnie, Soothren Ostrobothnie, an Satakunta an is ane o the fower regions makin up the historical province o Ostrobothnie.

Ostrobothnia is ane o the twa Finnish regions wi a Swadish speakin majority, the ither bein Åland. The Swadish-speakers make up 51.2%.[1] Despite this, the region is linguistically heterogeneous, encompassin baith exclusively Finnish an Swadish-speakin municipalities in addition tae bilingual anes.

The regional tree is the Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa), the regional mammal is the Common Elk (Alces alces alces), the regional stane is the Vaasa granite an the regional sang is "The mairch o Vaasa" (Swadish: Vasamarschen‎, Finnish: Vaasan marssi‎).

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are 16 municipalities in Ostrobothnie region. Ceeties an touns are merked in bauld.

Name in the majority leid Name in the minority leid Population[2] Swadish speakers[3] Finnish speakers[3]
Isokyrö Storkyro 4,871 0.6% 98.9%
Jakobstad Pietarsaari 19,637 56.4% 40.2%
Kaskinen Kaskö 1,374 28.1% 68.1%
Korsholm Mustasaari 19,021 70.2% 28.7%
Korsnäs   2,223 91.2% 3.2%
Kristinestad Kristiinankaupunki 7,077 56.6% 42.2%
Kronoby Kruunupyy 6,668 83.3% 15.6%
Laihia   8,040 1% 98.3%
Larsmo Luoto 4,927 92.5% 6.5%
Malax Maalahti 5,618 88.2% 9.1%
Närpes Närpiö 9,383 88.4% 5.8%
Nykarleby Uusikaarlepyy 7,513 89.3% 8.1%
Pedersöre Pedersören kunta 10,934 90.1% 9%
Vaasa Vasa 65,768 24.8% 69.8%
Vähäkyrö Lillkyro 4,782 1.7% 97.7%
Vörå Vöyri 6,720 84.6% 13.6%

Heraldry[eedit | eedit soorce]

The bundle is a seembol o the Ryal Hoose o Vasa; a Vasa keeng established the ceety o Vaasa, the caipital o the region. The running weasels are a seembol o Pohjanmaa.

See an aa[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Väestö iän ja sukupuolen mukaan alueittain 31.12.2008. Tilastokeskus: demography.
  2. "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009. 

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Coordinates: 63°N 22°E / 63°N 22°E / 63; 22