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North Ostrobothnia
Pohjois-Pohjanmaa (Finnish)
Norra Österbotten (Swedish)
Region of North Ostrobothnia
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan maakunta
Landskapet Norra Österbotten
Coat of arms of North Ostrobothnia
North Ostrobothnia on a map of Finland
North Ostrobothnia on a map of Finland
Coordinates: 65°N 026°E / 65°N 26°E / 65; 26Coordinates: 65°N 026°E / 65°N 26°E / 65; 26
Historical provinceOstrobothnia
 • Total37,149.23 km2 (14,343.40 sq mi)
 • Total412,830
 • Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeFI-14
Regional songKymmenen Virran Maa (The Land of Ten Mighty Streams)
Regional animalStoat (Mustela erminea)
Regional birdCommon crane (Grus grus)
Regional fishCommon whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus)
Regional flowerMarsh Labrador tea (Rhododendron tomentosum)
Regional rockSchist Edit this at Wikidata

North Ostrobothnia[1] (Finnish: Pohjois-Pohjanmaa; Swedish: Norra Österbotten) is a region of Finland. It borders the Finnish regions of Lapland, Kainuu, North Savo, Central Finland and Central Ostrobothnia, as well as the Russian Republic of Karelia. The easternmost corner of the region between Lapland, Kainuu and the Russian border is known as Koillismaa ("North-East Finland").[2]

Historical provinces

For history, geography and culture, see Ostrobothnia (historical province).


Main article: Municipalities of North Ostrobothnia

The region of North Ostrobothnia is made up of 30 municipalities, of which 11 have city status (marked in bold).



Results of the 2019 Finnish parliamentary election in North Ostrobothnia:


  1. ^ "Tilastokeskus - Luokitukset - Regions -".
  2. ^ Jyrki Muona & Juha Viramo (1986). The coleoptera of the Koillismaa area (Ks.), North-East Finland. Oulu: University of Oulu. ISBN 951-42-2163-X.