Finland

Home to thousands of lakes, large forest, and tall mountains

History and government of Finland

Finland gained its independence from Russia on December 6, 1917. Years later It joined the European Union in 1995. They developed a parliamentary democracy which is when the supreme power lies in s body of citizens who can elect people to represent them. Finland's currency are Euro but prior to that they used Markka.

Geography of Finland

Finland is located in north Europe. It Is home to thousands of lakes, tall mountains, and large forest. Finland borders the Gulf of Bothnia, Baltic sea, and gulf of Finland.

Flag of Finland

Finland's flag was created in the beginning of the 20th century, based on sweden's and Russia's flag. It was created it out of desire to have a flag after their independence. The flag consist of a blue cross and a white background. Blue represents the thousands of lakes and the white represents the snow that covers the ground in winter.
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Capital, cities, and tourism in Finland

The capital of Finland is Helsinki, which is the largest city in Finland. Some other major cities are Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, and Turka. Tourists mostly visit Helsinki because it offers lots of things to do and see for all ages. Tourists live to visit Espoo because its a relaxing place with blue waters. Tourists Love to visu Tampere because it's surroundEd by beautiful green hills and parks

Interesting facts about Finland

  • Finland is the 7th largest country in Europe
  • Population is 5.4 million
  • World leader of telecommunications equipment
  • 78% population is Lutheran
  • Life expectancy: female 83
Male 77