Bothnian Bay National Park

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Bothnian Bay National Park
Bothnian Bay Kemi.jpg
Map showing the location of Bothnian Bay National Park
Map showing the location of Bothnian Bay National Park
Location in Finland
LocationLapland, Finland
Coordinates65°37′N 024°19′E / 65.617°N 24.317°E / 65.617; 24.317Coordinates: 65°37′N 024°19′E / 65.617°N 24.317°E / 65.617; 24.317
Area157 km2 (61 sq mi)
Visitors9000 (in 2009[1])
Governing bodyMetsähallitus

Bothnian Bay National Park (Finnish: Perämeren kansallispuisto, Swedish: Bottenvikens nationalpark) is a national park in Lapland, Finland. The park which was established in 1991, covers 157 square kilometres (61 sq mi) of which 2.5 square kilometres (0.97 sq mi) is on land. It is maintained by Metsähallitus.

The islands in the area have been formed by post-glacial rebound, and the scenery is still in a constant state of change. There are also numerous traditional fishing bases.

The national park is reachable by boat although visiting is only recommended for experienced boaters.

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  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish). Metsähallitus. Archived from the original on October 5, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2010.

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