Southwest Finland facts for kids
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Finland Proper on a map of Finland
|Historical province||Finland Proper|
|• Total||10,910.05 km2 (4,212.39 sq mi)|
|• Density||43.1602/km2 (111.7844/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||FI-19|
|Regional animal||Red fox|
|Regional bird||Western jackdaw|
|Regional fish||Baltic herring|
Southwest Finland's nature differs from other regions. The most notable biotopes are the Archipelago Sea and groves. 80% of Finland's insect species can be found in Southwest Finland. There are around 20,000 islands near the coast.
The southernmost point of Southwest Finland and the southernmost inhabited island is Utö. Highest point is 164 meters in Kiikala.
The region of Southwest Finland is made up of 27 municipalities, of which 11 have city status (marked in bold).
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