Northern Europe

Northern Europe

Northern Europe is the northern part of the European continent. This region has been defined differently from time to time, but according to Countryaah, it includes: The Nordic countries or Scandinavia, ie. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as the Åland Islands, the Faroe Islands and occasionally Greenland and Svalbard. DENMARK FINLAND GREENLAND (Denmark) ICELAND NORWAY SWEDEN The Baltic countries, ie. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA…

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Finland Culture and Traditions

Finland Culture and Traditions

CULTURE The cultural events of Finland are mainly influenced by two types of factors: climatic and historical ones. From the historical point of view, the recent independence of the country certainly weighs, and the fact that before 1917 it was always under the control of the two powerful neighbors Sweden and Russia. On the other hand, even the extreme manifestations of the climate in these areas could not fail to…

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Finland Overview

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Finland is located between Sweden and Russia, and is sometimes described as the Nordic bridge between East and West. It is also called the land of a thousand lakes, as a tenth of the land’s surface consists of lakes and streams. With 188,000 lakes, Finland is the world’s most sea-rich country in terms of size. Capital: Helsinki Biggest city: Helsinki State: republic within the EU Language: Finnish, Swedish Religion: Protestantism…

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Finland Population and Language

Finland Population and Language

Finland is one of Europe’s most sparsely populated countries. The residents are mainly concentrated to the southern and southwestern parts of the country, where the five largest cities are located. In northern Finland, only five residents live per square kilometer. One challenge for Finland is that population growth is very low, while the population on average is getting older. In 2015, one of five Finns was 65 years or older.…

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