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Alexander II monument

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Two-headed eagle monument to celebrate Alexander II of Russia and building of Pielijoki channel.

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A: New Year Fireworks 2014

by Rami Saarikorpi, 70 meters away

New Year Fireworks 2014

B: Aurora Carealis 2014 - Joensuu

by Olli Kauppinen, 90 meters away

Aurora Carealis 2014 - Joensuu

C: Ilosaari

by Henri Partanen, 100 meters away

Ilosaari in winter time.

Ilosaari

D: Aerial Joensuu

by Rami Saarikorpi, 110 meters away

Aerial 360 panorama from Joensuu, Finland

Aerial Joensuu

E: Avantouimarit1

by Rami Saarikorpi, 110 meters away

Avantouimarit1

F: Avantouimarit3

by Rami Saarikorpi, 120 meters away

Avantouimarit3

G: Jaanveistokilpailut4

by Rami Saarikorpi, 160 meters away

Jaanveistokilpailut4

H: Joensuu view from the City hall

by Rami Saarikorpi, 160 meters away

Joensuu view from the City hall

I: Cyde 50v

by Rami Saarikorpi, 160 meters away

Cyde 50v

J: Cyde Hyttinen 50v juhlakansaa

by Rami Saarikorpi, 160 meters away

Cyde Hyttinen 50v juhlakansaa

This panorama was taken in Joensuu, Finland

This is an overview of 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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