Bothnian Sea (Finnish: Selkämeri, Swedish: Bottenhavet) links the
Bay (called also 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. The whole Gulf of Bothnia is situated between
Sweden, to the West, Finland, to the
East, and the Sea of
Åland and Archipelago Sea to the South.
The area of the Bothnian Sea.
The surface area of Bothnian Sea is approximately 79,000 km².
largest coastal towns, from south to north, are Rauma and Pori in Finland,
and Gävle and Sundsvall in Sweden. Umeå (Sweden) and
Vaasa (Finland) lie in the extreme north, near Bothnian