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A: River Terrace

by Jani Rantanen, 10 meters away

River Terrace

B: Park

by Jani Rantanen, 160 meters away

Park

C: Park2

by Jani Rantanen, 280 meters away

Park2

D: Park In Tikkurila

by Jani Rantanen, 300 meters away

Park In Tikkurila

E: Vernissa

by Jani Rantanen, 370 meters away

Vernissa

F: Forest

by Jani Rantanen, 420 meters away

Forest

G: Tikkurila railway station

by Samu Kemppainen, 490 meters away

Tikkurila railway station

H: Metsätähdentie 5

by Jason Ng, 2.0 km away

Metsätähdentie 5

I: Metsätähdentie 5

by Jason Ng, 2.0 km away

Metsätähdentie 5

J: The Square of Tapanila

by timo-k, 2.7 km away

This is the corner of the square of Tapanila which is in the center of the village. Tapanila is part ...

The Square of Tapanila

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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