Finland is world famous for their saunas. In fact out of the five million residents an average of two million own at least one sauna. For the Finnish saunas are not just a hobby they are a way of life. There are quite a few quirks Finland has which you may not be so familiar with.
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The capital of Finland
Fairy tale forests sprinkled with twinkling snow and frozen backdrops that will take your breath away are the backdrop for Lapland, Finland. This makes it the undeniable birthplace to old St. Nick himself. If you plan on visiting Finland this winter check out Santa's Cave or Santa Park
Tarja Halonen is Finland's first women president. She is however more known to Americans as the lady who looks just like Conan O'Brien. Mr. O'Brien himself has joked about the uncanny resemblance on his television show. Ms. Halonen is also on the U.N. panel for global sustainablity.
In the Summer months the northern most points of Finland experience what they call White Nights. The sun does not set for 60 days during this time. Many tourists hike to the scenic summit of Luesto Fell to experience this phenomena for themselves.
You don't have to be embarrassed if you don't speak the language most Finns speak english, they are taught in school. Unlike other countries who frown upon Americans not speaking their language the Finnish welcome a chance to chat. Finland is also home to a melting pot of diverse cultural and ethnicity.
Originally introduced at a Finland Music Festival The Air Guitar competition was meant only as a fun way to pass the time before the bands played. Low and behold Finland now governs the World Air Guitar Championships. Thanks to Finland the air guitar performance is considered art in motion.
The currency of Finland
is the Euro(EUR)
Flag of Finland
Finland belongs to the European continent
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Airports in Finland
Mariehamn - Aland Island
Tampere - Pirkkala
Leaders of Finland
List of seas in Finland
Map of Finland
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Finland
64 00 N, 26 00 E
Kilometers of coastline
Square kilometers of land
Square kilometers of water
33,672 square kilometers
10.42 / 1000 population
9.93 / 1000 population
640 sq km
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