Forest near Pahnakallio
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Forest near Pahnakallio

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Images à proximité de Finland

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A: Pahnakallio

Par Jukka Tuppurainen, à 440 mètres

Pahnakallio

B: Bridge over Vantaa river

Par Jukka Tuppurainen, à 980 mètres

Bridge over Vantaa river

C: Savimäki at winter

Par Jukka Tuppurainen, A 2.6 km

Savimäki at winter

D: Traffic circle in Pavinmäki

Par Jukka Tuppurainen, A 3.6 km

Traffic circle in Pavinmäki

E: Bridge at Sillankorvankatu

Par Jukka Tuppurainen, A 3.6 km

Bridge at Sillankorvankatu

F: Jokamies race

Par Rami Saarikorpi, A 3.8 km

Jokamies rally at Hyvinkää, Finland

Jokamies race

G: Sveitsi

Par Jukka Tuppurainen, A 4.3 km

Sveitsi

H: Ski jump in Sveitsi 2

Par Jukka Tuppurainen, A 4.3 km

Ski jump in Sveitsi 2

I: Ski jump in Sveitsi

Par Jukka Tuppurainen, A 4.4 km

Ski jump in Sveitsi

J: Park of sorrows

Par Jukka Tuppurainen, A 5.1 km

"On this site 1918 they gave everything for the idea". Memorial monument for nearly 150 Reds who were...

Park of sorrows

Ce panorama é été pris à Finland

Ceci est un aperçu de 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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