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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

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 22% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. This country has more than 5,862,000 motor vehicles (1,067 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. The top-level national domain is .fi . There are over 313 640 websites with this extension.

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

6. In 2008, 4% of Finland’s GDP belonged to Nokia. Telephones sold abroad accounted for 20% of all the country’s exports.

7. In this country you will not find premises known for the world-famous American chain of fast food bars KFC.

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

9. The country has 148 airports, 74 of the paved surface.

10. In this country there are more than 5 944 km of railway tracks.

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

12. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 14.8 Mb / s, and the maximum is 57.4 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

13. Full name of the country – Republic of Finland.

14. It is a democratic country.

15. Political system – parliamentary and cabinet system.

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


Geography in Finland

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

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

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

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

5. There are 180,000 islands in Finland.

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

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

8. The country is similar in size to Poland.

9. The longest river is Kemijoki, 550 km.

10. The highest peak is Haltiatunturi, 1328 m above sea level.

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

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

13. 225100 km2 of the country is covered by forests (74.1%)

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

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

109. The nearest capital city in a straight line from Helsinki is Tallinn (Estonia) – 82 km.

110. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Helsinki is Wellington (New Zealand) – 17077 km.


Finance in Finland

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

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

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

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

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 280 669 000 000 (PLN 1 201 263 320,000 ),
– in 2018 it is $ 252,000,000,000 (PLN 1,078,560,000,000).

6. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 year was 59.3% of GDP, which is about: $ 166 436 717 000 (PLN 712 349 148 760),
2018 year was 61.4 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 154 728 000 000 (PLN 662 235 840 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 28,155 (PLN 120,504).

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

8. 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).

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


Law in Finland

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

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

3. 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.

4. There is no fixed minimum wage in Finland.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. 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).


Education in Finland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. The average IQ level is 99.

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

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

11. 66% of students go to university.


Work in Finland

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1. There is no fixed minimum wage in Finland.

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

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

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

5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 6.5% .

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

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

8. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Finland

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

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

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

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

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

6. The longest river is Kemijoki, 550 km.

7. The highest peak is Haltiatunturi, 1328 m above sea level.

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

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

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

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


Army in Finland

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 48 place,
2018 > year – 58 place.

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

3. 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.

4. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 3,600,000,000 (PLN 15,408,000,000),
2018 year – $ 3,660,000,000 (PLN 15,664,800,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about ships, in 2018 it was about ships.


Society in Finland

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1. 5 Finns have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

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

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

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

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

6. The average IQ level is 99.

7. 23% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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

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

10. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.8 children.

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

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

13. The population density is 16 people / km2.

14. The main religion is Lutheranism.

15. About 5,000 Poles live in this country.

16. 4 Finnish citizens received the Nobel Prize.

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

18. In this country there are around:
903,000 people (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.

19. 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).

20. 320 people in 1000 possess firearms.

21. 61% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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


Symbols of Finland

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

2. The national tree is birch.

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


Customs in Finland

1. 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.

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


Famous people in Finland

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


History of Finland

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

2. Independence from Russia was obtained on January 4, 1918.

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


Language in Finland

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


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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


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 population density in Finland?

The population density is 18 people per km2.

answer: Marta


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