Helsinki, Finland

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Hei ystävät!

A nice card from Finland! Thank you very much Mayi 🙂

Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. It is in the region of Uusimaa, located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea. Helsinki has a population of 604,380 (31 December 2012), an urban population of 1,075,465 and a metropolitan population of 1,358,901, making it by far the most populous municipality and urban area in Finland. Helsinki is located some 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 kilometres (250 mi) east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 300 kilometres (190 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Helsinki has close historical connections with these three cities.

Here go 10 facts about Finland:

Fact 1:
Finland has over 188000 lakes with 98000 islands.
Fact 2:
Finland have a wife carring championship.
Fact 3:
Mobile company Nokia was founded in Finland.
Fact 4:
Finland is the only country in the world which broadcasts news in Latin.
Fact 5:
There are 1.8 million saunas in Finland.
Fact 6:
Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish.
Fact 7:
Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because Donald Duck doesn’t wear pants.
Fact 8:
Santa Claus has his office in the North of Finland.
Fact 9:
Finland is the seventh largest country in Europe, in terms of area.
Fact 10:
The population of Finland is about 5 million and about 1 million of them live in the capital Helsiki.

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2 responses to “Helsinki, Finland

  1. Yes indeed. very beautiful. Santa Claus has his office at the Arctic Circle.

    Beyond the Arctic Circle1.

  2. Thank you very much for posting your very informative article! me ha gustado mucho 🙂

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