Tall Ships' Races 2009 Turku - Eendracht
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Tall Ships' Races 2009 Turku - Eendracht

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Tall Ships' Races 2009 event in Turku. Eendracht was the ship's name.

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A: World Champions 2011 ice hockey celebrating in Turku

Af Panoraamakuvat.fi / Juha Pesonen, 190 meter væk

Ice hockey World Champions 2011 are celebrating 20.5.2011 in Turku, Finland. Mikko Koivu and Teemu La...

World Champions 2011 ice hockey celebrating in Turku

B: "Main court of Castle of Turku"

Af Reino Almarsund, 1.0 km væk

"Main court of Castle of Turku"

C: Ice Terrace - Restaurant Aurora

Af Panoraamakuvat.fi / Juha Pesonen, 1.1 km væk

Ice Terrace at the restaurant Aurora in Turku, Finland. Restaurant Aurora built an ice terrace with i...

Ice Terrace - Restaurant Aurora

D: "The Castle of Turku"

Af Reino Almarsund, 1.1 km væk

"The Castle of Turku"

E: Kulttuuripääkaupunki Turun valoshow 1

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 1.3 km væk

Kulttuuripääkaupunki Turun valoshow. Esitys kulttuuripääkaupunkivuoden päättäjäisistä.

Kulttuuripääkaupunki Turun valoshow 1

F: Kulttuuripääkaupunki Turun valoshow 2

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 1.3 km væk

Kulttuuripääkaupunki Turun valoshow. Esitys kulttuuripääkaupunkivuoden päättäjäisistä.

Kulttuuripääkaupunki Turun valoshow 2

G: The Voice of Finland 1

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 1.3 km væk

The Voice of Finland 1

H: The Voice of Finland 2

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 1.3 km væk

The Voice of Finland 2

I: The Voice of Finland 3

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 1.3 km væk

The Voice of Finland 3

J: Turun Tuomiokirkko

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 2.3 km væk

Turun Tuomiokirkko

Dette panorama blev taget i Finland

Dette er et overblik over Finland

Finland is the jam. It came from an exploding egg, the egg of a water bird, the top half of which you can still see in the shape of the starry canopy that hangs over the earth.

Finland is the most sparsely-populated country in the EU with only 5 million people. It's also been ranked the second most stable country in the world, after Norway.

Historically, Finland has been a part of Sweden and later, Russia. It was an autonomous Grand Duchy during the Russian Empire's reign and lasted as such until their declaration of independence in 1917. Subsequently Finland survived a civil war and wars against both Russia and Nazi Germany to eventually settle down as an EU member circa 1955.

Finnish language is cool, it's totally unrelated to the whole Latin-root thing. Its closest relative is Hungarian. Linguistic historians estimate that it came from northern central Russia from 3000BC.

If you're in Helsinki, the museum at Suomenlinna has some interesting bunkers and military wreckage, including a submarine!

Caught on camera! Here's your long-awaited proof. Santa Claus comes from Finland.

Apart from Lappland, the other thing most people are familiar with out of Finland is aquavite. Literally it translates to "water of life" but it may make you feel more like you are dying when it hits your throat.

Text by Steve Smith.

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