Ostrobothnia - Maps & Guide
Welcome to the map and guide of the cities, towns or places of interest around Ostrobothnia in Finland. Here you will find virtual tours and guides with 360° panoramas of various destinations linked to various Ostrobothnia maps.
Alongside each virtual tour and panorama is a Google map and some local and travel information to help you explore plan and your trip to Ostrobothnia and Finland. This growing guide of Ostrobothnia uses images and information provided by independent travellers, giving you the fuller picture of the various sights, hotels and attractions in Finland.
Ostrobothnia - Featured Destinations
Ostrobothnia - Travel & Information
The region of Ostrobothnia is located on the west coast of Finland. Known as Österbotten in Swedish and Pohjanmaa in Finnish, the region borders the Gulf of Bothnia to the West and shares internal borders with the regions of Central Ostrobothnia, Southern Ostrobothnia, and Satakunta. The majority of the population in this region speak Swedish.
Geographically, much of Ostrobothnia is made up of ancient sea-bed which has risen as ice retreated at the end of the last ice-age due to post-glacial rebound. It is therefore mostly flat with a large amount of glacial erratics (rocks from other parts brought here by glaciers and dumped). Rivers meander across the vast plains, much of which is of large cultivated fields (lakeus). The main rivers in Ostrobothnia include the Kyrönjoki, Lapuanjoki and Ähtävänjoki.
Ostrobothnia is sparsely populated, and the towns and villages have both Swedish and Finnish names. Some of the regions and towns are almost exclusively either Finnish or Swedish speaking, while others contain a mixture of the two languages. The Finnish names of the main towns and villages of Ostrobothnia (with Swedish name in brackets) and % Finnish speaking are:
- Isokyrö - (Storkyro) - 98.9%
- Pietarsaari - (Jakobstad) - 40.2%
- Kaskinen - (Kaskö) - 68.1%
- Mustasaari - (Korsholm) - 28.7%
- Korsnäs - (Korsnäs) - 3.2%
- Kristiinankaupunki - (Kristinestad) - 42.2%
- Kruunupyy - (Kronoby) - 15.6%
- Laihia - (Laihela) - 98.3%
- Luoto - (Larsmo) - 6.5%
- Maalahti - (Malax) - 9.1%
- Närpiö - (Närpes) - 5.8%
- Uusikaarlepyy - (Nykarleby) - 8.1%
- Pedersöre - (Pedersöre) - 9%
- Vaasa - (Vasa) - 69.8%
- Vähäkyrö - (Lillkyro) - 97.7%
- Vöyri - (Vörå) - 13.6%