interesting facts about Finland

November 9, 2009 | In: Countries facts

Finland is a country located in the northern part of the European continent.

Finland declared independence from Russia in 1917 and became a republic in 1919.

There are 1.8 million saunas in Finland, of which approximately 500 are traditional smoke saunas.

In the far north section of Finland, the sun does not set for 73 days in summer (white nights) and does not rise for 51 days (polar nights) during winter. (source)

68% of Finland is covered by forest.

Nokia is a Finnish company.

Finland was the first country in the world to allow all women to vote. The President is elected every six years.

Only 6% of the land is under cultivation with barley and oats the main crops.

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