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Nearby images in Joensuu

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A: Joensuun Jouluvaloja

by Rami Saarikorpi, 40 meters away

Joensuun Jouluvaloja

B: Taitokortteli kahvio

by Rami Saarikorpi, 100 meters away

Taitokortteli kahvio

C: Joulukuista Joensuuta

by Rami Saarikorpi, 110 meters away

Joulukuista Joensuuta

D: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013

by Rami Saarikorpi, 120 meters away

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013. It was almost -30°c so all the people are inside. The pano...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013

E: Lankaliike

by Rami Saarikorpi, 130 meters away

Lankaliike

F: Lautailua

by Rami Saarikorpi, 130 meters away

Lautailua

G: 3d 360 panorama

by Rami Saarikorpi, 140 meters away

3d 360 panorama

H: Joenyö

by Rami Saarikorpi, 160 meters away

Joenyö festival at the marketplace.

Joenyö

I: Biffy Clyro

by Rami Saarikorpi, 170 meters away

Biffy Clyro in Iloraarirock 2010

Biffy Clyro

J: IBU 2012 opening ceremony

by Rami Saarikorpi, 170 meters away

IBU 2012 opening ceremony

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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