What do you know about Finland?

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  1. jessenic

    jessenic Minecraft Guy

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    Because I live in Finland, I want to know what people know about Finland.
    So, what do you know about Finland?
     
  2. Rustwick

    Rustwick Resident

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    Not much:

    • Has one of the highest suicide rates in the world
    • Over 180,000 lakes
    • Internationally successful music groups include Apocalyptica, Children of Bodom, Nightwish and Turisas
    • Won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with "Hard Rock Hallelujah" by Lordi
    • The most prominent religion in the country is Christianity
    • Homeland of Simo Häyhä
    • The Finnish language is called Suomi
    • Fought Russia/Soviet Union in World War 2

    What do you know about the United Kingdom or England?
     
  3. Gregor

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    In Poland, there is a Vodka "FINLANDIA" the best vodka i drank ^^
     
  4. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    • People there speak Finnish
    • Gets a lot of snow (i think)
    • Its located next to Russia and Sweden
    • Apparently has much faster internet than the UK

    I cant really think of much else, so very little it would appear! Of course I could just go and read Wikipedia now ;)
     
  5. Nimrod

    Nimrod Exotic Vendor

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    Location:
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    Full name: Republic of Finland
    Population: 5.3 million (UN, 2009)
    Capital: Helsinki
    Area: 338,145 sq km (130,559 sq miles)
    Major languages: Finnish, Swedish
    Major religion: Christianity
    Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)
    Monetary unit: 1 euro = 100 cents
    Main exports: Machinery and electronics, paper and paper products, chemicals
    GNI per capita: US $48,120 (World Bank, 2008)
    Internet domain: .fi
    International dialling code: +358
     

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