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Map of the Baltic Sea, showing the Gulf of Bothnia in the upper right

The Gulf of Bothnia is the northernmost arm of the Baltic Sea. It is situated between Finland's west coast and Sweden's east coast. In the south of the gulf lie the Åland Islands, between the Sea of Åland and the Archipelago Sea. Gulf of Bothnia is often divided into three parts which are called in Finnish language:

  • Perämeri, northest part
  • Merenkurkku
  • Selkämeri, southest part

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