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Finland

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Area 338,145 square kilometers

5,2 million inhabitants

Bordered on the West by Sweden, in the North by Norway, and in the East by a log border with Russia

Independent from Russia: 1917

Part of European Union since 1995

67% live in urban areas

92% of population speak Finnish, 6% Swedish

Foreigners 2 %

85 % are Lutheran, 1 % Orthodox, rest others or no religious denomination

The Weather in Summer: Light and warm, July 12 C

Northern Finland: 73 days of perpetual daylight in the summer months

Sothern Finland: 19 hours of daylight (and no complete darkness) at midsummer

Autumn: Colourful and rainy

Winter: Cold and snowy, January: - 14 C

Winter in Northern Finland: 51 days of perpetual twilight around Christmas

Nature in Finland: the most forested country in Europe. 69 % forests

Unemployment rate: 8 %

75 % of women are employed outside the home

Higher education: 23 %

 

I met Rovaniemi and Northern Finland in April 2008

Rovaniemi: (Totalt area 8016 km2) and (Population 58900)

 

Souna is very important in Finland. An old finnish proverb says: "First build tha sauna and then the house".

 

I visited Rovaniemi and Northern Finland in April 2008

I attended International Week Ethnic-Sensitive Social Work Practice in Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences Rovaniemi, Finland April 21 - 25, 2008

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Finland - Wikipedia

 

 

First atlas of independent Finland

 

 

 

Your window on Finland Virtual Finland

 

 

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