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Yara at night

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This is the Siilinjärvi factory of Yara (formerly Kemira) that produces fertilizers and other phosphate stuff. The white hill in the background consists of surplus gypsum.

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A: Yara (Kemira) factories, Siilinjärvi

door Janne, 10 hier vandaan

Yara (Kemira) factories, Siilinjärvi

B: Yara, Siilinjärvi

door Janne, 380 hier vandaan

Yara, Siilinjärvi

C: Gypsum deposit of Yara, Siilinjärvi

door Janne, 1.3 hier vandaan

The hill you see behind the train line is the deposit of gypsum that the factories of Yara (formerly ...

Gypsum deposit of Yara, Siilinjärvi

D: Milky way over the harbour in Jynkänlahti, Siilinjärvi

door Janne, 2.1 hier vandaan

North sky is lightening up, Sun will rise in couple of hours.

Milky way over the harbour in Jynkänlahti, Siilinjärvi

E: Railway bridge over Pieni-Sulkava

door Janne, 2.8 hier vandaan

Railway bridge passing the lake Pieni-Sulkava and leading to the Yara's Siilinjärvi (Kemira) factorie...

Railway bridge over Pieni-Sulkava

F: Pennasenlampi

door Janne, 2.8 hier vandaan

This is Pennasenlampi (engl. Pennanen's pond, Pennanen probably being the former property owner). The...

Pennasenlampi

G: Summer sunset

door Janne, 3.0 hier vandaan

Damn mosquitoes.

Summer sunset

H: Noctilucent clouds 28-07-2010

door Janne, 3.1 hier vandaan

Noctilucent clouds 28-07-2010

I: More noctilucent clouds

door Janne, 3.1 hier vandaan

More noctilucent clouds

J: Kt75

door Janne, 3.1 hier vandaan

Damn kids littering everywhere and breaking them trees.

Kt75

Dit panorama is genomen in Finland

Dit is een overzicht van 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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