Springtime in Siilinjärvi
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Springtime in Siilinjärvi

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Down the metal stairs is Sahara's sports fields and behind the fields flows the river Siilinjoki. Further behind the river is the residential area of Leppäkaarre. The tall, yellow building is the Salmi elementary school.

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A: Sun behind birch tree

von Jan Mulder, 90 Meter entfernt

Photo's taken on March 15, 2011.

Sun behind birch tree

B: Salmi elementary school, Siilinjärvi

von Janne, 90 Meter entfernt

Salmi elementary school, Siilinjärvi

C: Children's slide in the snow

von Jan Mulder, 100 Meter entfernt

Children's slide in the snow on the shore of Siilinjärvi lake. Photo's taken on March 15, 2011.

Children's slide in the snow

D: Juniors playing baseball

von Janne, 110 Meter entfernt

Juniors playing baseball

E: Mäntyranta outdoor theatre, Siilinjärvi

von Janne, 120 Meter entfernt

Mäntyranta outdoor theatre, Siilinjärvi

F: Multisport court

von Janne, 130 Meter entfernt

Multisport court

G: Beach on a overcast day

von Janne, 140 Meter entfernt

Beach on a overcast day

H: Sunny day on the wintery beach

von Janne, 140 Meter entfernt

Sunny day on the wintery beach

I: Beach house on the shore of Siilinjärvi lake

von Jan Mulder, 140 Meter entfernt

The building houses toilets and change rooms, but is not open in winter time. Photo's taken on March ...

Beach house on the shore of Siilinjärvi lake

J: Mammatus clouds

von Janne, 160 Meter entfernt

Mammatus clouds

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Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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