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A: Taidemuseo ja Ahjo

by Rami Saarikorpi, 10 meters away

Taidemuseo ja Ahjo

B: Taidemuseo Madonnahuone

by Rami Saarikorpi, 10 meters away

Taidemuseo Madonnahuone

C: Taidemuseo panorama3

by Rami Saarikorpi, 20 meters away

Taidemuseo panorama3

D: Art Museum - Joensuu

by Olli Kauppinen, 40 meters away

Joensuu art museum in January 2014. Exceptionally without any snow.

Art Museum - Joensuu

E: Kuvanmaailma

by Rami Saarikorpi, 130 meters away

Kuvanmaailma

F: Joensuun Jouluvaloja 2

by Rami Saarikorpi, 160 meters away

Joensuun Jouluvaloja 2

G: Joenyö

by Rami Saarikorpi, 170 meters away

Joenyö festival at the marketplace.

Joenyö

H: Lautailua

by Rami Saarikorpi, 190 meters away

Lautailua

I: Rotary Club of Joensuu, having a christmas party

by Rami Saarikorpi, 200 meters away

Rotary Club of Joensuu, having a christmas party

J: Pedestrian street

by Rami Saarikorpi, 210 meters away

Pedestrian street

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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