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Vaasa Finland is a city, which is located on the west coast of the country. During the reign of Charles IX of Sweden the city of Vaasa, in the year 1606, received its charter. The city is named after the Royal House of Vaasa. Vaasa is the regional capital of Ostrobothnia. The people of the city speak both Finnish and Swedish. The population of Vaasa is around 57,000.72 percent of the people speak Finnish and 27 percent of the people speak Swedish.

The history of Vaasa dates back to the 14th century. The seafarers of the coastal region belonging to Central Sweden arrived at the present Old Vaasa and the owners of the wasteland from Finland came for guarding their land. The first library in Finland was built in Vaasa in the year 1794. On 3rd August 1852, the city of Vaasa which was mainly wooden and built densely was almost destroyed in a fire. The new town about 7 km from the old town was rebuilt in the year 1862.The plan of the town which resembled the Empire style was executed by Carl Axel Setterberg.

There is a city hall in Vaasa. The assembly room of this hall was designed by Magnus Isaeus in the year 1883 and has a capacity of accommodating 400 people. Vaasa is an important place as it also houses the university. To provide higher education and research there are educational institutions like the University of Vaasa, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration.

Vaasa has excellent connections with the rest of the globe. The place is very pictorial with the parks, greenery all around the place, and the soothing atmosphere. Vaasa has a genuine feeling of a coastal town because the sea has innumerable islands all around.

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