61 Facts About Finland

1. Finland has tackled these challenges with the establishment of the Network of Sustainable Mining.

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2. Finland has its own culture and language, which is different from Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

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3. Finland is a country in the Northern Europe and is a member state of the European Union.

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4. Finland is a country in northern Europe and its capital is Helsinki, which is in the southern part of the country.

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5. Finland is a country in the northern part of Europe.

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6. Finland has land borders with three countries; with Sweden, with Norway (736km), and with Russia (1,340km).

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7. Finland is often overshadowed by its neighbours Sweden and Norway; it wasn't a country we knew much about and only came on our radar recently because of bloggers like Hecktic Travels and Bridges and Balloons.

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8. Finland has opposed energy projects that increase dependency on Russian imports.

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9. The League decided that Finland should retain sovereignty over the Aland Islands, but they should be made an autonomous province.

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10. The first hot air balloon in Finland was made in Oulu (Uleaborg) in 1784, only a year after it was invented in France.

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11. In 1992, Finland simultaneously faced economic overheating and depressed Western, Russian, and local markets.

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12. Burger King in Finland recently opened a sauna in its restaurant.

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13. Finland is a highly developed democratic country situated in northeastern Europe.

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14. Finland has no constitutional court; its Supreme Court has no explicit right to declare a law unconstitutional.

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15. Finland has a system of self-governing municipalities.

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16. Under the emperor Alexander I Finland became a much more autonomous state.

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17. In 2004, Finland had about 11,325 refugees and asylum seekers.

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18. Finland is an active participant in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and in early 1995 assumed the co-chairmanship of the OSCE's Minsk Group on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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19. Finland has one of the best performing economies in the EU and Europe.

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20. Finland has five provinces and the self-ruled province of the Aland Islands.

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21. The United States has welcomed Finland's increased participation since 1991 in Western economic and political structures.

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22. Finland is an active participant in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and in early 1995 assumed the co-chairman-ship of the OSCE's Minsk Group on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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23. Finland has supported the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, which began in Helsinki in 1969.

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24. On December 6, 1917, Finland declared its independence and was immediately plunged into a civil war between the "Reds" and the eventually victorious "Whites.

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25. Finland is supposedly granted autonomous rule under the Russian tsar Alexander II, but has little real independence.

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26. Finland is a net importer of agricultural products, with a total value of agricultural exports of US$1.31 billion and imports worth US$2.3 billion in 1998.

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27. In 1999, average farm size in Finland was only 25 hectares.

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28. Finland has the world's highest per capita forestry production, twice that of Sweden and 3 times that of Canada.

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29. Until the 1970s, Finland had a much smaller public sector than its neighbors.

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30. The National Council of Women of Finland is an umbrella organization for women's rights groups throughout the country.

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31. The Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland has its headquarters in Helsinki.

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32. In 1994, Finland became the first country to eradicate indigenous cases of measles, German measles, and mumps.

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33. Finland is a part of the European Economic Area, an agreement that eliminates trade barriers in Europe.

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34. In 2005, Finland became the first European country to issue a license for commercial television service for mobile phones.

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35. Finland has four nuclear power plants, two 465-MW reactors at the Loviisa plant and two 735-MW reactors at the Tvo facility.

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36. Finland has a close relationship with the other Scandinavian countries.

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37. Unlike the Baltic states, Finland maintained sovereign independence and even managed to prosper in the post-WWII environment.

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38. Finland has a highly industrialized, largely free-market economy with per capita GDP almost as high as that of Austria and the Netherlands and slightly above that of Germany and Belgium.

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39. Finland is known as the Prison break capital of Europe.

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40. Finland has a highly industrialized, largely free-market economy with per capita output roughly that of the UK, France, Germany, and Italy.

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41. In 2010, Finland became the first country in the world to make Internet access a legal right.

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42. Finland is second only to Norway in the number of Winter Olympic medals per capita.

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43. Since 2004, Finland has regularly been ranked as 2nd or 3rd best country for the State of the World�s Mothers by Save the Children.

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44. Finland is only second to Norway for the number of Winter Olympic medals per capita.

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45. Finland is the most sparsely populated country in the European Union, with only 16 inhabitants per km�.

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46. In 2008, Finland won an international pizza contest, beating Italy.

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47. In 2019, the United States and Finland will celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations and I am proud to say that our partnership is as strong as ever.

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48. In 2019, the United States and Finland will celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations and I am proud to say that our.

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49. Finland is one of the most successful nations in bandy, being the only nation beside Russia and Sweden to win a Bandy World Championship.

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50. In 2005, Finland had the fourth most scientific publications per capita of the OECD countries.

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51. Since 2012, Finland has every time ranked at least in the top 5 of world's happiest countries in the annual World Happiness Report by the United Nations, as well as ranking as the happiest country in 2018.

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52. Two of the three largest cities in Finland are situated in the Greater Helsinki metropolitan area—Helsinki and Espoo.

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53. Finland is locally regarded as the home of Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus, living in the northern Lapland region.

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54. Finland is ranked 16th in the 2008 global Index of Economic Freedom and 9th in Europe.

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55. Finland is the only Nordic country to have joined the Eurozone.

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56. Finland is highly integrated into the global economy, and international trade produces one third of GDP.

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57. Economy of Finland has a per capita output equal to that of other European economies such as those of France, Germany, Belgium, or the UK.

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58. Finland is near enough to the Atlantic Ocean to be continuously warmed by the Gulf Stream.

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59. The area that is Finland was settled in, at the latest, around 8,500 BCE during the Stone Age towards the end of the last glacial period.

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60. Finland is the eighth-largest country in Europe and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union.

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61. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia.

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