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A: RX Finland 2014 - Kouvola - #1

by Bruno Keiser, 960 meters away

RX Finland 2014 - Kouvola - #1

B: RX Finland 2014 - Kouvola #3

by Bruno Keiser, 960 meters away

RX Finland 2014 - Kouvola #3

C: Monster Rheno price

by Rami Saarikorpi, 1.0 km away

Petter Solberg wins the Rheno price.

Monster Rheno price

D: Touring Car podium

by Rami Saarikorpi, 1.0 km away

Touring car podium.

Touring Car podium

E: RallyCross Kouvola

by Rami Saarikorpi, 1.0 km away

At the corner of the Tykkimäki's rally track

RallyCross Kouvola

F: Drivers interview

by Rami Saarikorpi, 1.0 km away

Drivers interview at Kouvola RC-Rally

Drivers interview

H: RX Finland 2014- Kouvola - #2

by Bruno Keiser, 1.1 km away

RX Finland 2014- Kouvola - #2

I: China Center

by Mika Vartiala, 1.1 km away

China Center

J: RC Kouvola

by Rami Saarikorpi, 1.1 km away

Rally cars jumbing.

RC Kouvola

This panorama was taken in 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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