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Österbotten (Pohjanmaa) is a historical province to the north in Finland. It borders to Karelia, Savonia, Tavastland and Satakunda in the south, and to Västerbotten and Lappland in the north. It is also bounded by Russia in the east and the Gulf of Bothnia in the west.

AdministrationWestern Finland
Areaxx,xxx km²

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Administration For current affairs see: Western Finland, Uleåborg and Lapland

Österbotten is divided between the administrative provinces of Western Finland, Uleåborg, and Lapland.

History Main article: History of Österbotten[?]

Geography Main article: Geography of Österbotten[?]

Culture Main article: Culture of Österbotten[?]

Heraldry Main article: Heraldry of Österbotten[?]

The arms is crowned by a count's coronet, though by Finnish tradition this more resembles a Swedish baron's coronet. Blazon: "Azure, six ermines courant argent, tail-tips sable."

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