The Bothnian Sea links the Bothnian Bay (called also Bay of Bothnia) with the Baltic proper. Together the Bothnian Sea and Bay make up a larger geographical identity, Gulf of Bothnia. Bothnian Sea, as well as the whole Gulf of Bothnia, is situated between Sweden, to the west, and Finland, to the east. The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53 deg. ... The Baltic Sea The Gulf of Bothnia (Fin. ...
The surface area of Bothnian Sea is approximately 79 000 square kilometers. 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 Bay. Rauma is: A town in Finland, see Rauma, Finland. ... Town hall of Pori The Juselius Mausoleum Pori or BjÃ¶rneborg in Swedish is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. ... GÃ¤vle [jÉvlÉ] is a Swedish city in east central Sweden with 81,000 inhabitants, and the seat of GÃ¤vle Municipality (pop. ... Sundsvall is a city in northern Sweden, situated in the province of Medelpad and VÃ¤sternorrland County. ...
It might be noted that in the local languages -- in Swedish and especially in Finnish -- the terms referring to Bothnian Sea, Bay and Gulf are linguistically much more distinct and different words.
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The sea is surrounded by Germany, Poland, the Russian Federation, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark.
In many areas of the Baltic Sea, the strong increase of phosphorus and nitrogen concentrations observed in the 1970s has stopped, with the exception of the Kattegat, the Gulf of Riga and the eastern Gulf of Finland, where the nitrogen concentrations are still increasing.
The Baltic Sea seal populations are slowly recovering from the reproductive failures, possibly caused by the accumulation of toxic substances.
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