Category Archives: Finland

The Cathedral, Helsinki, Finland


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I finally got a card from my friends Moni and Flo who are currently living in Helsinki. They already live there for quite a while and finally they managed to send me this card! Greati 😀

On the card you can see the Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral of Helsinki. Helsinki is the capital of Finland. Great picture! Great card!

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Hämeenlinna, Finland

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Here goes a nice card from Finland! Thank you very much Annukka!

Hämeenlinna  is a city and municipality of about 68,000 inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland and is the birthplace of composer Jean Sibelius. Today, it belongs to the region of Tavastia Proper, and until 2010 it was the residence city for the Governor of the province of Southern Finland. Nearby cities include the capital Helsinki (98 km or 61 mi), Tampere (73 km or 45 mi) and Lahti (72 km or 45 mi).

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Helsinki, Finland

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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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Lapland, Finland

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My second postcard from beautiful Finland from my friends Caro and Julius! Thank you!!

Lapland is a region in northern Fennoscandia, largely within the Arctic Circle. It stretches across Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. On the North it is bounded by the Barents Sea, on the West by the Norwegian Sea and on the East by the White Sea.

Here are some nice facts about Lapland:

  1. Did you know that Lapland makes up about one third of Finland’s total area.
  2. Did you know that Finnish Lapland is as big as Belgium, Holland and Switzerland put together.
  3. Did you know that in Lapland sun is visible around the clock 73 days in the summer.
  4. Did you know that the only real Santa Claus lives in Finnish Lapland.
  5. Some might think that there are polar bears in Lapland. Well, that’s not true.
  6. Did you know that only 3.6% of the Finnish population lives in Lapland.
  7. Did you know that there lives under 200 000 people in Lapland.
  8. Did you know that there are 21 municipalities in Lapland.
  9. The biggest towns in Lapland are Rovaniemi, Kemi and Tornio.I send love!

Kotka, Finland

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A nice postcard from Finland! Thanks a  lot Hannele!

I googeld a bit about Finland. This is what I found out:

Finish people like to drink, they love their sauna, they are modest and very smart 🙂
In Finland there is almost just lakes and woods, and not much people.
I was looking a youtube video to hear the language and it sounds very funny 😀 I imagine that this is a language which is really hard to learn.

So my dear finnish friends! Am I right? 🙂

Little funny fact about the postcard: Kotka means “an eagle” isn’t this nice? 🙂

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Ps: little nice postcard from Czech Republic. Thanks Ulla