European Country Project-Finland
Map, Location, and Landforms
This map shows Finland and what cities are in Finland.
This map shows the relationship of Finland to the rest of Europe.
Finland is a mostly flat land, with more than 70% of it covered by thick forest. There are many islands, rivers and streams, as well as an estimated 188,000 lakes.
Tourism in Finland is in Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Turku, Tampere, and Lappeenranta. Tourism is an important industry in Finland because it helps the economy and it provides jobs. Recently tourism has been decreasing in Finland because of the neighboring countries. People have been going there instead of Finland, this has decreased the tourism by 1.1 per cent.
- The first inhabitants of Finland were the Sami (Lapp) people.
- Finnish speakers migrated to Finland in the first millennium.
- The USSR attacked Finland on Nov. 30, 1939, after Finland refused to give in to Soviet territorial demands.
- Finns joined the Nazis against Russia in 1941
Culture, Languages, Religions, Holidays
Culture- Combines indigenous heritage with Nordic, Russian, and European culture.
Languages- Finnish and Swedish
Religions- Mostly Christianity although there are many other religions.
Holidays- Most of the holidays we have in America
Sports are considered important and many Finns visit different sporting events regularly. Pesäpallo is the national sport of Finland, although the most popular forms of sport in terms of television viewers and media coverage are ice hockey. Pesäpallo meaning "nest ball", also referred to as "Finnish baseball"is a fast-moving sport involving a bat and a ball.