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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.

Finland Geography

TERRITORY: MORPHOLOGY Geologically, the Finnish territory constitutes a section of the Baltic shield, the archaeozoic base that forms the substratum of the entire Scandinavian peninsula. Affected by the Caledonian orogeny during the Paleozoic – an era in which there were also volcanic manifestations – and subsequently peneplanated by erosion, the reliefs did not undergo further… Read More »

Finland Industry and Service

ECONOMY: MINERAL RESOURCES AND INDUSTRY There are various subsoil resources and some minerals are relatively abundant; first the iron and copper pyrites, then sulfur, lead, nickel, gold, silver, titanium, vanadium, cobalt, mercury, asbestos. Finland is one of the first European producers of chromite and zinc. However, the lack of energy sources is serious due to… Read More »

IELTS Test Centers in Finland

IELTS Testing Centres in Finland In total, there is one test location in Finland that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you. There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner… Read More »

SAT Test Centers and Dates in Finland

According to the College Board, there are 2 test centers for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in Finland. Please note that before you register either of the SAT exams, you should choose your test date and test location. Each testing location is affiliated with an educational institution, such as high school, community college, or university.… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Finland

GMAT Testing Location We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Finland, located in Espoo. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. SwanIT Oy | LGF Spektri Business Park Trio-Building, 1st floor Metsanneidonkuja 8 02130 Espoo Finland Phone: +358 207402720 Test Center Information IT-testien testiajan saat suoraan meiltä sähköpostitse… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Finland

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »