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Panoramic photo by Rami Saarikorpi PRO EXPERT Taken 09:44, 22/02/2011 - Views loading...

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A: Jaanveistokilpailut2

by Rami Saarikorpi, 40 meters away

Jaanveistokilpailut2

B: Joosekeskitalo

by Rami Saarikorpi, 40 meters away

Joosekeskitalo

C: Smile

by Rami Saarikorpi, 50 meters away

Smile

D: Jaanveistokilpailut3

by Rami Saarikorpi, 50 meters away

Jaanveistokilpailut3

E: New Year Fireworks

by Henri Partanen, 60 meters away

New year fireworks in Joensuu.

New Year Fireworks

F: New Year Fireworks 2014

by Rami Saarikorpi, 80 meters away

New Year Fireworks 2014

G: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013

by Rami Saarikorpi, 130 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

H: Lankaliike

by Rami Saarikorpi, 140 meters away

Lankaliike

I: Alexander II monument

by Henri Partanen, 160 meters away

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

Alexander II monument

J: 3D 360 panorama from Joensuu, finland

by Rami Saarikorpi, 160 meters away

3d 360 panorama from Joensuu, finland

3D 360 panorama from Joensuu, finland

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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