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North Ostrobothnia

Northern Ostrobothnia is a region on the North of Finland, and covers about 30 municipalities of the country. The provincial areas of Northern Ostrobothnia are the valleys of Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki, Oulujoki and Iijoki. The northeastern municipalities of North Ostrobothnia are Pudasjärvi, Taivalkoski and Kuusamo, together with Posio, belong to the Lapland region. Kuusamo is one of the largest municipalities and it is a very polupar tourist destination in Finland, with it's 6000 cottages avaliable, more than in any other municipality in Finland.

Oulu is one of the largest city in the region and it is a great place to visit. The Market Square is a perfect place to take a look at, along with The Northern Ostrobothnia museum, The Koitelinkoski rapids, The Arctic Gallery, The Oulu Cathedral. Take a walk to the Hupisaaret Islands - a large park area located in the estuary of the Oulu river, vitit one of the cities festivals, like Oulu Music Video Festival or Air Guitar World Championships.

There are a number of unique places in Northern Ostrobothnia, like Maakalla - a lighthouse village in Kalajoki, an old peasant house in Oulunsalo, Kempele Old Church from 1691, an old fisher hut in Pallonen, a stone marking the geographical centre of Finland in Piippola and so on.

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