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Vaasa is located on the west coast of Finland , the landscape Ostrobothnia (Finland: Ostrobothnia).The town has approx. 60,000 inhabitants, of whom around 25% have Swedish as their mother tongue.
The city is named after the Swedish royal family Vasa, and was founded in 1606 by King Karl IX. The old center was inidlertid moved around. 7 km following a major fire in 1852.Vaasa is a city where education is central. In addition to the university finnews also several specialty schools here.
Vaasa and the surrounding area is rich in sights. Outside the city lies the special nature of the area Kvarken Skärgård, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mention must also Kvarken Nature Centrum Terra Nova, which is part of Österbottens Museum. A little outside of Vaasa is also the astronomical observatory Söderfjärdens Meteoria the middle of a 500 million years old meteorite crater.
Otherwise, Vaasa known as an exciting cultural city, which has both its own opera, and both Finnish-speaking and Swedish-language theater. And the amusement park Wasalandia is the obvious destinations if traveling with children.