Baltic region

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Baltic Sea and surrounding countries
Language branches in the Baltic region

The terms Baltic region, Baltic Rim countries (or simply Baltic Rim), and the Baltic Sea countries refer to slightly different combinations of countries in the general area surrounding the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe.


The first to name it the Baltic Sea ("Mare Balticum") was eleventh century German chronicler Adam of Bremen.


Depending on the context the Baltic region might stand for:

See also

External links

  • The Baltic Sea Information Centre
  • EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy (EUSBSR) - a strategy aiming to accelerate the integration of the region
  • The Baltic University Programme - a University network focused on a sustainable development in the Baltic Sea region.
  • Baltic Sea Region Spatial Planning Initiative VASAB
  • Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013
  • Vifanord – a digital library that provides scientific information on the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as the Baltic region as a whole.


  • Norbert Götz. “Spatial Politics and Fuzzy Regionalism: The Case of the Baltic Sea Area.” Baltic Worlds 9 (2016) 3: 54–67.
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