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A: Joensuun Areenan Joulumyyjäiset

by Rami Saarikorpi, 10 meters away

Joensuu Areena Christmas bazaar.

Joensuun Areenan Joulumyyjäiset

B: Joensuun Areena 2

by Rami Saarikorpi, 20 meters away

Tattoo 2008 event.

Joensuun Areena 2

C: Army tent

by Rami Saarikorpi, 20 meters away

Army tent

D: Joensuun Areenan kiipeilyseinä

by Rami Saarikorpi, 30 meters away

Joensuun Areenan kiipeilyseinä

E: Joensuun Areena

by Rami Saarikorpi, 30 meters away

Tattoo 2008 event.

Joensuun Areena

F: SciFest 2010

by Rami Saarikorpi, 40 meters away

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SciFest 2010

G: Full Contact

by Rami Saarikorpi, 50 meters away

Full contact event at Joensuu Areena. 19.11.2100

Full Contact

H: SciFest CSP 2013

by Henri Partanen, 50 meters away

SciFest 2013 science festival at Joensuu Areena, CSP: Dark Waters (Crime Scene Physics) workshop by U...

SciFest CSP 2013

I: Kareliasali Positiivarit tilaisuus

by Rami Saarikorpi, 220 meters away

Kareliasali Positiivarit tilaisuus

J: Metla at night

by Rami Saarikorpi, 220 meters away

Metla at night

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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