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Finland Introduction

Finland is a country in northern Europe famous for its scenic beauty. Thousands of lovely lakes dot Finland's landscape, and thick forests cover almost two-thirds of the land.

The country has a long, deeply indented coast, marked by colourful red and grey granite rocks. Thousands of scenic islands lie offshore.

A Short Background

Ruled by Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries and by Russia from 1809, Finland finally won its independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its freedom and fend off invasions by the Soviet Union and Germany.

In the subsequent half century, the Finns have made a remarkable transformation from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is now on par with Western Europe.

As a member of the European Union, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro system at its initiation in January 1999.

1UpTravel's Guide to Finland

Topography of Finland - Read more about the geography and topography of Finland

History of Finland - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Finland

Life & People of Finland - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Finland

Local Cuisine of Finland - Find out delicious local cuisines of Finland

Holidays in Finland - Check out a list of the local holidays in Finland

Festivals in Finland - Learn about the festivals in Finland

Embassies of Finland - Provides an Embassy database for Finland

Administration facts of Finland - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Finland

Newstands in Finland - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Finland

Attractions in Finland - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Finland

Maps of Finland - Discover a detailed map of Finland

Map Database of Finland - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Finland

Flags of Finland - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Finland. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Finland - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Finland

Shopping in Finland - Find out the best places for shopping in Finland

Restaurants in Finland - Browse a list of eat-outs in Finland

Geography of Finland - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Finland

People of Finland - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Finland

Government and Politics in Finland - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Finland.

Economy of Finland - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Finland

Communications in Finland - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Finland

Transportation in Finland - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Finland

Military of Finland - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Finland

Transnational Issues of Finland - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Finland


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