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Finnish people are very passionate about their cuisine. Fish and seafood are very popular along with wholemeals and berries. A few popular sports are football, ice hockey, basketball, harness racing, pesapallo, rugby union, motorsport, and skiing.

Finland's landscape is flat and mostly forest. Southern Finland seems to be more water than land. There are 187,888 lakes in Finland. It's the most densely wooded country in Europe.

Information You Need To KnowLanguage: Swedish/FinnishPopulation: 5,480,840 as of 2015Area: Northern EuropeElevation: 1,328 miles above sea levelCapital: HelsinkiArea in square miles: 130,666 sq.miDistance between Helsinki and Flowood: 5,071 milesLIfe expectancy from birth: 80.63 yearsTelevisions per 1,000 people: 622.59 since 1997Leaders: Sauli Niinisto, Alexander StubbCurrency: Euros (1 Euro = 1.10 in U.S. currency)


Differences between the U.S. and Finland


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The 5 most populated cities in Finland are Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, and Oulu.

The climate of Finland is very cold in the winter and very warm in the summer, but turns both warm and cold in spring and autumn.

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In the U.S., we use U.S. dollars, while people in FInland use Euros. Our most populated city is New York, New York while theirs is Helsinki. Our nation anthem is "The Star-Spangled Banner", while theirs is "Maamme" which translates to "Our Land".



Involvement in World War II

.In 1995, Finland officially became a member of the European Union. Initially they did not join NATO, which is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization made up of allied nations. Although, over the years they have guided their relations toward a more allied effort with Europe.

On March 3, 1945 Finland declared war on Germany, a former ally of the Finns. Soon after, Finnish leaders signed a treaty to prevent German troops from entering their country.

Currently, there are 2 state churches, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. which is the predominant religion of Finns, and The Finnish Orthodox Church.

Popular foods and sports


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