Finland in brief
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Finland (surface area 338 000 sq. km) is the seventh largest country
in Europe and is situated in northern Europe between the 60th and
70th parallels of latitude. A quarter of its total area lies north
of the Arctic Circle. Finland's neighbouring countries are Sweden,
Norway, and Russia, which have land borders with Finland, and
Estonia across the Gulf of Finland. Forest covers about 75 per cent
of Finland, while bodies of water - mainly lakes - cover almost 10
per cent. Finland is the most heavily forested country in Europe,
with 23 million hectares under forest cover. There are approximately
190,000 lakes and about 180,000 islands. Europe's largest
archipelago, which includes the self-governing province of the Åland
Islands, lies off the south-west coast.
Some interesting facts and figures
- The Finnish name for Finland is Suomi.
- The Finnish company Nokia produces not only mobile phones, but also tyres and wellington boots.
- In Finland there are approximately 190,000 lakes and 180,000 islands
- The Finnish musical experience encompasses Sibelius, Saariaho, HIM and The Rasmus
- In Finland you can stand in the midnight sun whilst cheering on your favourite rally and Formula 1 drivers.
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