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Capital : Helsinki
Language : Finnish, Swedish
Currency :  Euro
Population : 5 501 043
Area : 338 424 km2

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Finland facts

1. Independence from Russia was obtained on January 4, 1918.
2. The population density is 16 people / km2.
3. The country is similar in size to Poland.
4. The main religion is Lutheranism.
5. The longest river is Kemijoki, 550 km.
6. Full name of the country – Republic of Finland.
7. It is a democratic country.
9. The highest peak is Haltiatunturi, 1328 m above sea level.
10. Political system – a parliamentary-cabinet system.

11. Finland is the only country in the world that broadcasts messages in Latin.

12. Comic Duck Donald was banned in this country because he did not wear pants.

13. Saint Nicholas’s office is located in northern Finland.

14. There are over 188,000 lakes and 98,000 islands.

15. The Nokia mobile company was founded in this country.

16. The difference between the weakest and best student is the smallest in the world.

17. 66% of students go to university.

18. The amount of seats is proportional to the earnings (“road pirate” with annual earnings of about 7 million euros got a fine of 116 000 euros).

Author: Turyst

19. In June and July in the north the sun shines all day and all night.

20. No telephone boxes, every citizen has a mobile phone.

21. Prices are rounded to a maximum of 0.05 and even though 1 and 2 cents are in circulation, they are not used.

22. There are 2,200,000 saunas in Finland.

Author: MR

23. One of the richest Finns, Jussi Salonoja, for exceeding the speed by 40km / h got a fine of 170,000 euros.

Author: Irena

24. In Finland there are no entrance examinations in schools.

25. In most schools, students turn to teachers by name.

26. It is illegal to divide students according to their skills.

27. Housework is asked so that it can be done in a maximum of half an hour.

Author: Dorota

28. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 48 place,
      – 2018 year – 58 place.

29. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 36,000 professional and 360,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 29 350 professional and 232 700 reservists.

30. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 270 tanks, 1400 armored vehicles, 145 jet aircraft and 57 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 160 tanks, 1370 armored vehicles, 151 jet aircraft and 27 helicopters.

31. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $3,600,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $3,660,000,000 .

32. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around ships, in 2018 the year is about ships.

Author: Wojak

33. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

Author: alfa

34. Taxi drivers carrying passengers do not turn on the radio, as they may be charged a copyright charge.

Author: Lili

35. Finland ranks first in the ranking of countries with the best school education system.

Author: Dayron

36. In Lapland, you can observe the northern lights throughout the winter. This effect is called “white nights”.

37. The most popular Financier is the writer Tove Jansson, who created the story of Muminki.

38. In Nantali there is an amusement park modeled on the fairy tale land of the Moomins.

39. In Tampere there is the Muumilaakso museum dedicated to the memory of the Moomin creator.

40. There are 180,000 islands in Finland.

41. As much as 74% of the country’s land is covered by forests. It is one of the most forested countries in Europe.

Author: Grzegorz

42. There is no fixed minimum wage in Finland.

43. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is EUR 3,415.

44. The amount of income tax in Finland is 20%.

45. Men and women can retire at the age of 62-68.

46. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 6.5% .

Author: Daria

47. 5 Finns have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

48. The richest of them is Antti Herlin with assets worth over $3.6 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

49. In Finland, an average person consumes about 12.3 liters of pure alcohol per year.

50. The national alcohol is Finlandia, koskenkorva viina and sahti.

Author: AlkoWorld

51. The most beer is beer – 46%, then spirit – 24%, wine – 17%, and other alcoholic beverages – 13%.

Author: AlkoWorld

52. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

53. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

54. The average IQ level is 99.

Author: EduKacJa

55. National animals are a brown bear and a Whooper Swan.

Author: Kos

56. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Author: Adrianna

57. The national tree is birch.

Author: Alma

58. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

59. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 80 to 100 km / h, and on highways from 100 to 120 km / h.

60. In 2013, 258 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

Author: AutoMania

61. 22% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

62. In this country, more than 5,862,000 motor vehicles are registered (1,067 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

63. In this country there are over 454,000 km of paved roads, including over 863 km of expressways (0.71% of all roads in the world).

Author: Marlène

64. In this country there are 148 airports, 74 with paved surface.

65. In this country there are over 5,944 km of railway tracks.

66. In Helsinki there is a 21.1 km metro line (17 stations). It was opened in 1982. About 62 million people use it annually.

Author: Marlène

67. In this country over 5 117 000 (2015) 5 225 678 (2018) people have access to internet (about 95% of the population).

68. About 2,600,000 (2015) 2,700,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

69. The average internet connection speed is 14.8 Mb / s, and the maximum rate is 57.4 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Author: NET

70. The national top-level domain is .fi . There are over 313 640 websites with such an extension.

71. The most popular pages with the extension .fi are: google.fi, iltalehti.fi and iltasanomat.fi.

Author: http

72. The country has 2018 over $9,988,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.089% of foreign currency reserves in all countries of the world).

Author: Vinamra

73. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $280,669,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $252,000,000,000 .

74. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 59.3% GDP, or around: $166 436 717 000 ,
      – 2018 the year was 61.4% GDP, or around: $154 728 million . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $28,155.

75. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $547 500 000 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $492 157 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

76. 23% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

77. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 56 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

78. In this country, according to statistics, there are no people over 15 years of age who can not read or write.

Author: Reebeka

79. The lowest temperature: -51,5 °C was measured in Kittilä.

80. The highest temperature: 37.2 °C was measured in Liperi.

Author: weather

81. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Author: medi

82. The average life expectancy in this country is 80.5 years (women – 83.4 years and men – 77.6 years).

Author: Wilga

83. 4 Finnish citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

84. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

85. In this country, women having their first child on average 28.5 years old.

86. 10 women give birth to 18 children on average

Author: Nadia

87. The average age of people living in this country is 42.4 years.

Author: Sara19

88. In this country there are around:
903 000 persons (16.41%) in the age range 0-14 years.
3 486 000 people (63.38%) in the age range 15-64 years.
1 111 600 people (20.21%) over 65 years old.

89. In this country, about 59 000 children are born each year (1.1% of the population), and about 54 100 people die (1.0% of the population).

Author: Sara19

90. In this country you will not find premises known for the world-known American chain of KFC quick service bars.

Author: Lutra

91. In 2008, 4% of Finland’s GDP belonged to Nokia. Telephones sold abroad constituted 20% of the total country’s exports.

Author: Luiza

92. Left-sided traffic was in effect until June 8, 1858.

Author: AutoMania

93. In this country, a person of 15 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

Author: Statyk

94. In Finland, there are 22860 km2 of agricultural land (8% of the country).

95. 320 people in 1000 possess firearms.

96. Kilpisjärvi is the highest located town in the country.

97. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 14 days.

98. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.

99. The work week is 40 hours.

100. 61% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

Author: Statyk

101. 225100 km2 of the country is covered by forests (74.1%)

102. The last death penalty was carried out in 1944.

Author: Statyk

103. The Finns are painfully punctual. If they were invited to a party of 20, they should be expected by 19.59 at the latest. Certainly they will also be concerned if a person arranged with them for a meeting in the city does not come even 5 minutes earlier.

Author: Mathe0p

104. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 51.6%, and for companies 20% (2018).

105. The tax on goods and services is 24% (2018).

106. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.4%.

Author: Fan%

107. Finland has 49100 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

108. In Finland, recycled biogas, called blomethane, is increasingly used for refueling cars. It can be used in any car with CNG drive. Biomethane accounts for 35% of gas consumption.

Author: Mika

What is the highest peak in Finland?
The highest peak in Finland is Haltiatunturi (1328 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Finland?
The largest river in Finland is Kemijoki, 550 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Finland?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Finland has national colors?
National colors: white and blue.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is vodka finlandia, koskenkorva viina and sahti.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a brown bear and a Whooper Swan.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
National sport is pesäpallo and skiing.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Finland?
Finland borders with such countries as: Norway 727 km, Sweden 614 km, Russia 1,313 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 42.4 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
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What is the population density in Finland?
The population density is 18 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 37.2 ° C was measured in Liperi.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -51,5 ° C was measured in Kittilä.

answer: Marta

answer: Marta