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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Finland

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A: Ahmo's pond

di Janne, 10 metri di distanza

This is a pond called Ahmonlampi. You can view the same place in its wintery glory here on 360cities.

Ahmo's pond

C: The upcoming psych ward

di Janne, 180 metri di distanza

The upcoming psych ward

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di Janne, 180 metri di distanza

F: Under a radio antenna, Siilinjärvi

di Janne, 260 metri di distanza

Under a radio antenna, Siilinjärvi

G: Sunset at Siilinportti

di Janne, 260 metri di distanza

Sunset at Siilinportti

H: Construction site at Asematie, Siilinjärvi

di Janne, 270 metri di distanza

Construction site at Asematie, Siilinjärvi

I: View to Siilinportti

di Janne, 270 metri di distanza

I think they'll demolish this brown building in near future, many of the tenants have moved already. ...

View to Siilinportti

J: Siilinportti one year later, Siilinjärvi

di Janne, 270 metri di distanza

Siilinportti one year later, Siilinjärvi

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Finland

Questa è una vista generale di 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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