Welcome to Ostrobothnia
Villages of Swedish Ostrobothnia are a part of Aktion Österbotten.
Ostrobothina is situated at the west coast of Finland and the Kvarken Archipelago.
In 2006 Finland and the Kvarken Archipelago, in the Gulf of Bothnia off the west coast of Finland, was added as an extension to the World Heritage site of the High Coast of Sweden (inscribed in 2000) more than doubling its size.
The World Heritage List includes 830 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.
These include 644 cultural, 162 natural and 24 mixed properties in 138 States Parties.
The World Heritage Committee added eight new sites and one extension to UNESCO's World Heritage List and removed the archaeological site of Tipasa (Algeria) from the List of World Heritage in Danger
The Kvarken Archipelago, numbers 5,600 islands and islets and covers a total of 194,400 ha (15% land and 85% sea). It features unusual ridged washboard moraines, "De Geer moraines", formed by the melting of the continental ice sheet.
Population: Some 52 percent of the population speak Swedish as their native language. However, many people are bilingual, using either Finnish or Swedish flexibly according to the situation.