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About the Region

Northern Ostrobothnia is a region that embodies the whole of Finland. Northern Ostrobothnia´s nature, economy and networks form a combination not easily rivaled, offering great possibilities of living, travel and professional life. The City of Oulu is an important regional center, not only in Finland, but also in the north-eastern part of Europe.

Northern Ostrobothnia stretches across the whole of Finland from west to east, from the shores of the Baltic Sea all the way to the eastern border of Finland, and thus the eastern border of the European Union. Thanks to the excellent transport connections and international networks of expertise, the region now occupies an established position as a gateway between east and west, including an emphasis on the Arctic region through Barents cooperation.