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Bothnian Bay Between Finland and Sweden

65.0N 22.1E

February 20th, 2012 Category: Snapshots

Sweden and Finland - December 29th, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the Bothnian Bay or Bay of Bothnia (Swedish: Bottenviken, Finnish: Perämeri), the northernmost part of the Gulf of Bothnia. Its northernmost point is situated in Töre. The bay is bounded by Finland to the east, Sweden to the west, and the Kvarken sound to the south. The maximum depth of the bay is 482 feet (147 m). The bay has the highest rate of rising of land by post-glacial rebound in the Baltic Sea.

The Gulf of Bothnia (Finnish: Pohjanlahti; Swedish: Bottniska viken) is the northernmost arm of the Baltic Sea. It is situated between Finland’s west coast and Sweden’s east coast. The gulf is 725 km (450 mi) long, 80–240 km (50-150 mi) wide and has an average depth of 60 m (200 ft, 33 fathoms). The maximum depth is 295 m (965 ft, 161 fathoms). The surface area is 117,000 km² (45,200 sq mi).

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