Ostrobothnie (region)

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Ostrobothnia on a cairt o Finland

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 mak 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]

Thare 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 4,576 0.6% 98.9%
Jakobstad Pietarsaari 19,287 56.4% 40.2%
Kaskinen Kaskö 1,263 28.1% 68.1%
Korsholm Mustasaari 19,430 70.2% 28.7%
Korsnäs   2,114 91.2% 3.2%
Kristinestad Kristiinankaupunki 6,599 56.6% 42.2%
Kronoby Kruunupyy 6,503 83.3% 15.6%
Laihia   8,079 1% 98.3%
Larsmo Luoto 5,348 92.5% 6.5%
Malax Maalahti 5,463 88.2% 9.1%
Närpes Närpiö 9,489 88.4% 5.8%
Nykarleby Uusikaarlepyy 7,456 89.3% 8.1%
Pedersöre Pedersören kunta 11,051 90.1% 9%
Vaasa Vasa 67,588 24.8% 69.8%
Vähäkyrö Lillkyro [2] 1.7% 97.7%
Vörå Vöyri 6,607 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. 2.0 2.1 "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Ostrobothnia at Wikimedia Commons

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