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Coordinates : 61°30′N 019°30′E / 61.500°N 19.500°E / 61.500; 19.500 The area of the Bothnian Sea. Bothnian Sea at Holmsund in Sweden
Sweden
in September 2004.

The BOTHNIAN SEA (Swedish : Bottenhavet, Finnish : Selkämeri) links the Bothnian Bay (also called the Bay of Bothnia) with the Baltic proper . Kvarken is situated between the two. Together, the Bothnian Sea and Bay make up a larger geographical entity, the Gulf of Bothnia , where the Bothnian Sea
Bothnian Sea
is the southern part. The whole Gulf of Bothnia is situated between Sweden
Sweden
, to the West, Finland
Finland
, to the East, and the Sea of Åland and Archipelago Sea
Archipelago Sea
to the South. The surface area of Bothnian Sea
Bothnian Sea
is approximately 79,000 km². The largest coastal towns, from south to north, are Rauma and Pori in Finland, and Gävle
Gävle
and Sundsvall in Sweden. Umeå (Sweden) and Vaasa
Vaasa
(Finland) lie in the extreme north, near Bothnian Bay.

SEE ALSO

* Bothnian Sea National Park

REFERENCES

* ^ "Bottenhavet" (in Swedish). Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 30 January 2016.

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