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Finland, located entirely above the 60th parallel, is one of the northernmost regions of Europe. Its location between Russia, with which it borders to the east, and Sweden, from which it is partially separated by the Gulf of Bothnia, plays a decisive role in the historical history of the country. In fact Finland, originally inhabited by Lapps and Finns (the name Fin-landia derives from this people, while the toponym in Finnish language, Suomi, seems to derive from its term , “swamp”, and refers to the humid and marshy character of the territory ), undergoes the Swedish occupation starting from the year 1157, to then pass, without interruption, under Russian control following the Peace of Nystad, in 1721. These occupations have left a deep mark on the country which, even after the independence achieved in 1917, has maintained close ties with both neighboring peoples over time. If relations with the Soviet Union have not always been easy, characterized by the territorial expansionism of the great neighbor (which cost Finland the loss of the regions of Karelia and the Kola peninsula, in 1947) and from a relationship “of friendship, collaboration and mutual assistance” not without tensions and prevarications at the time of the Cold War; those with the Swedes are characterized by a common feeling of geographical belonging to the same “Scandinavian” area, which led the two nations, together with Norway, to give life to the Nordic Council, a union that allowed Finland to participate, also in after World War II, the development and research programs coming from the West despite the interference of the Russian ally. The efficiency with which the country was able to overcome the difficulties of the 1940s is also typically Scandinavian in origin; the determination with which it has been able to get the most out of its economy despite the extreme environmental conditions; the strengthening of the education and research sectors, and the very high standard of living that it can guarantee to its citizens. With these characteristics it was not difficult for Finland, after the collapse of the Communist bloc and the loss of its important Soviet partner, to turn to European Union and demonstrate that you have all the requirements to quickly become part of it (1995). According to COUNTRYAAH, Finland is a nation in Northern Europe, the capital city of which is Helsinki. The latest population of Finland is 5,540,731. MYSTERYAROUND: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Finland, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
CLIMATE
Located largely in the subarctic area, Finland has a climate strongly conditioned by continental influences and to a modest extent by oceanic ones. Therefore, thermal excursions are relevant, especially in inland regions. Winters are harsh and long (in Lapland the winter season lasts from October to May); on the other hand, spring is very short, which in practice coincides with the month of May. In June the summer period begins, which lasts until the whole month of August. Characteristics of the summer period are the very bright nights, the so-called white nights: in the extreme N for over two months the sun remains constantly above the horizon. Finally, autumn is humid and foggy and starting from October it begins to snow throughout the country, except for the milder southwestern area, where the snowfalls resume in November. The snow mantle then covers the entire Finnish territory for an average period of between 5 and 7 months a year, with variations from area to area. L’summer isotherm of 15 ° C affects most of the country; significant differences according to latitude are recorded by the winter averages, which go from –5.6 ° C in Helsinki to –13 / –15 ° C in Kuopio (the data refer to the month of January); while in Lapland it is not uncommon to reach –40 ° C. The rainfall, not very abundant, is almost uniformly distributed throughout the year, with maximums in autumn. The lowest values ​​are found in Lapland.

Climate and Weather of Ylitornio, Finland

The climate of Ylitornio According to shopareview, Ylitornio is located in northern Finland. It is one of the places that form an excellent base from which to discover the vast nature of Findland. The village is located on the River Torne. This unnavigable river forms the natural border between Sweden and Finland. On the western… Read More »

Finland Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction During business negotiations with Finnish partners, it is necessary to make a good first impression, especially with perfect preparation and transparency. Despite the cultural proximity, there is a need to respect Finnish specificities. Relevant references, ideally from other Nordic countries or from Western Europe, will… Read More »

Finland Basic Information

Basic information about the territory Subchapters: System of governance and political tendencies in the country Foreign policy of the country Population The system of governance and political tendencies in the country Official name of the country: Republic of Finland (Suomen tasavalta, Republiken Finland) President: Sauli Niinistö (in office since 1/3/2012, second term since 1/3/2018) Composition… Read More »

Finland Religion, Geography, Politics and Population

Religion in Finland About 87% of the inhabitants of Finland are adherents of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. It is the state religion, however, like Orthodoxy, although it is practiced by only 1% of the population. Transport in Finland Bus service is developed within the country. Helsinki also has trams and a metro. Tickets for any… Read More »

Finland Travel Facts

Finland is located in northern Europe, bordering Norway, Russia and Sweden. Friends of the white sport get their money’s worth in the beautiful country, as do northern light hunters and nature lovers. Capital City Helsinki Size 338.448 km² Resident 5.503.000 Official Language Finnish, Swedish Currency Euro Time Zone UTC+2/+3 Telephone Area Code +358 Source: Destination… Read More »

Finland Transportation and Foreign Trade

Communications. – Waterways are of utmost importance. The largest volume of traffic (that of raw timber) takes place in spring with the means of floating, permitted by law on all natural watercourses: therefore the network of floating routes (47.100 km.) Almost completely coincides with that hydrographic: only certain minor watercourses remain unused in the northernmost,… Read More »

Finland Territory

Structurally, the Finnish territory is included in a larger region, called Fennoscandia, extended to all the lands north of the Baltic and NW. of the isthmuses between the Gulf of Finland, Ladoga, Onega and the gulf of the same name. It emerged already in the distant age as part of a northern continent, various, complex… Read More »

Finland Music and Cinema

Music. – With the opening to the influence of European cultural currents in the aftermath of the conquest of national independence (1917), music also experiences, albeit with a certain delay, a period of development that reaches up to the mid-thirties. Both traditional and innovative composers contribute to this phase of regeneration of musical life, which… Read More »

Finland Music

The oldest form of Finnish folk music known to us consists of recitatives and improvisations, with a very narrow melody, typical of the regions of Ingria and northern Karelia. The second stage of evolution is represented by the melodies on which the verses of the Kalevalian type (ottonarî trocaici) are sung, melodies that rarely occur… Read More »

Finland Modern Literature

Finnish literature is among the youngest in Europe, counting just a century of life. And it presents the phenomenon, almost unique in literary history, of a rich and original “popular” or anonymous production of epic, lyrical, magical songs, of legends and ballads and short stories, which from the beginnings through the Middle Ages reaches up… Read More »

Finland Literature in the First Half of 20th Century

At the outbreak of the winter war (November 1939-March 1940), followed by the continuation war (June 1941-September 1944), the most prominent personalities of Finnish literature could call themselves FE Sillanpää (1888-1964) for fiction, VA Koskenniemi (1885-1962) as well as A. Hellaakoski (1893-1952) for poetry in the Finnish language, and E. Diktonius (1896-1961) for poetry in… Read More »

Finland Literature in the 20th Century

At the beginning of the twentieth century the personality (still partly neo- romantic) of E. Leino, one of the greatest Finnish poets (Tuonelan joutsen «The swan of Tuonela», 1896; Talviyö «Winter night», 1905) predominated. On the side of the Swedish speakers, A. Mörne, B. Gripenberg, E. Zilliacus stand out. The authors of the so-called workers’… Read More »

Finland in the 1960’s

The increase in the war potential of Denmark and Norway, with their increased participation in the NATO system, caused the most serious crisis in Finno-Soviet relations in 1961 after years of loyalty to the Paasikivi line. The USSR’s request for urgent consultations (provided for by Article 2 of the 1948 Treaty) would have led to… Read More »

Finland History Summary

Finland Northern European state. From the beginning of the Christian era, the Lapps, the first residents of the territory, were pushed northwards by the Finnish populations who occupied the region between the Gulf of Bothnia and the White Sea. The tribes, called suomi, organized themselves into a network of farms, long exposed to the political-military… Read More »

Finland History Part III

During the World War, a large part of the Finns hoped for the victory of Germany, fearing that a success of Russia would cause new oppressions: while only 2000 Finns fought voluntarily in the ranks of the Russian army, an equal number, managed to pass to the abroad, formed a body of Finnish hunters in… Read More »

Finland History Part II

The beginning of the century XVII instead marked a strengthening of Swedish central power with Gustavo Adolfo (1611-1632). Administrative and financial reforms were introduced; the parliament (Riksdag) was reorganized, to which representatives of the four classes of the population were admitted. In 1616 the king summoned a Finnish diet to Helsinki. The uninterrupted wars with… Read More »

Finland History Part I

The first exact information on Finland dates from the mid-century. XII. In 1157 the Swedish king Erik the Holy entered the Esterland (Österland) with a crusade and found a group of Finnish tribes not yet united in a single state, which had taken the place of the Lopari, primitive residents of that country, occupying the… Read More »

Finland History – from 1948 to 1962

The elections of 1 and 2 July 1948 had seen the consolidation of the internal situation of the Finland with the 56 seats won by the agrarian party of Urho Kekkonen, followed by the 54 won by the social democrats, the 38 seats of the popular democrats, controlled by the communists (which lost 11 seats)… Read More »

Finland History – From 1932 to 1948 Part IV

The war, for Finland, was practically over, even if on March 3, 1945 it declared itself at war with the dying Germany; even if in the months of October-November 1944 the country was still crossed by some flashes of the huge fire, many of the German units (especially the Edelweiss Alpine division) were very late… Read More »

Finland History – From 1932 to 1948 Part III

On 1 July 1941 German and Finnish troops crossed the border; in mid-July, they advanced on both sides of Ladoga. In the Karelian Isthmus, advancing from Vipuri and Sortavala, the Finns occupied Pitkäranta on the eastern bank of the Ladoga; further north, more progress was made at the port of Kandalakša and Kem. The advance… Read More »

Finland History – From 1932 to 1948 Part II

The gen. Mereskov, on December 19, moves again on the attack, massing between the Muola and Kankola lakes on a front of 30 km. Twelve divisions, in successive waves, are launched against the Finnish lines, but the result is scarcely profitable: the front forms a salient in the middle from Pärkijarvi to Sudenoja at 38… Read More »

Finland History – From 1932 to 1948 Part I

The non-aggression pact with Moscow of 21 January 1932 did not prevent the fortification of the Åland islands from being undertaken in 1938, in agreement with Sweden, arousing protests from the USSR. The harbingers of the spread of the Second World War in Eastern and Northern Europe were felt in Finland since October 1939, when,… Read More »

Finland Folklore

There are few survivals of ancient Finnish customs and traditions. The national dress has almost disappeared and the ancient customs survive alone, tenacious and widespread in all the countryside, the sauna, the room for the steam bath, separated from the house. In the sauna, mothers go to relieve themselves, the sick seek relief and healing.… Read More »

Finland Cinematography (2003)

Over the years, Finnish cinema has reflected the difficult identity of a country on the border between East and West, suspended between the cultural and civil atmosphere of Scandinavia and the influence of the Russian and then Soviet area. A country marked in the twentieth century by the succession of internal and external conflicts: the… Read More »

Finland Children’s Encyclopedia (2005)

Finland A Nordic model of well-being and development Despite a recent independence, a long-term delicate international position, the many difficulties of a rigid climate, a non-homogeneous population, Finland has been able to develop an enviable social and economic organization. At the top of the rankings of well-being and social and cultural development, today Finland is… Read More »

Finland Arts and Sculpture Part II

While in the first decades after the Russian conquest (1809), official architecture flourished, painting and sculpture had to contend with enormous difficulties. The educated classes of the country seemed to have lost all interest in the visual arts. For lack of economic and even more moral support, the portraitist GW Finnberg (1784-1833), a distinguished colourist,… Read More »

Finland Arts and Sculpture Part I

Only in the 12th and 13th centuries, when pagan Finland was conquered by the Swedes and civilized by the Roman Catholic Church, did a national art begin to develop, to which the remote northern position, the harsh climate and poverty, the scarcity of colonization in the great virgin forests and, above all, the wars with… Read More »

Finland Arts and Architecture

Only between 12th and 13th century. a national art developed, with a rough and severe imprint (fortified castles of Turku and Viipuri). The medieval churches, mostly of Romanesque-Gothic style, generally have a rustic character and a massive structure; the 13th century Turku cathedral comes close to German and French Gothic examples. National and Swedish painters… Read More »

Finland Architecture and Literature

Architecture – The high quality of architectural production has always characterized Finland, the result of both the level of building legislation – which already in 1990 included sustainable development as a goal for all spatial planning plans (emblematic of the Eco-Viikki district, Helsinki, 1999-2004) – and the cultural environment (supported by the Finnish Architecture Museum and… Read More »