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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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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 capital of Finland is Helsinki. The currency of Finland is the Euro(EUR) Flag of Finland

Finland belongs to the European continent

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Airports in Finland

Lappeenrannan lentokenttä, Enontekio, Halli, Helsinki-Malmi, Ilmajoki, Ivalo, Joensuu, Jyvaskyla, Kauhava, Kemi, Kajaani, Kruunupyy, Kuusamo, Kittila, Kuopio, Mariehamn - Aland Island, Mikkeli, Oulu, Pori, Pudasjarvi, Rovaniemi, Savonlinna, Sodankyla, Tampere - Pirkkala, Turku, Utti, Vaasa, Varkaus, Helsinki-Vantaa, and Seinajoki-Ilmajok

Leaders of Finland

List of seas in Finland


The Country dialling code of Finland is +358, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of Finland is .fi

Map of Finland



Languages spoken in Finland

Finnish, Sami, Swedish

Animals native to Finland / which animals live in Finland?

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Airlines in Finland

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Cruise operators from Finland

Kristina Cruises, Silja Line, and Finnlines

Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Finland

64 00 N, 26 00 E

Kilometers of coastline

1,250 kilometers

Square kilometers of land

304,473 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

33,672 square kilometers

Birth rate

10.42 / 1000 population

Death rate

9.93 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

640 sq km
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