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  • 1. FINLAND
  • 2.  
  • 3. Name and capital
    • Name: Republic of Finland
    • Capital: Helsinki
  • 4.
    • Finland has entried in the E.U. in 1995 betwen Sweden and Austria.
    Year of entry in the E.U.
  • 5. Total area
    • Finland has a total area of 337.030 km²
    • 9,4 % of its area is water
    • Position 111º
  • 6. Political System
    • Finland is a representative democracy
    • That was a semi-presidential parliamentary system
      • But now a days is a ceremonial non-executive Presidency
  • 7. Political System
    • The President of Finland is the head of state and responsible for foreign policy
      • In cooperation with the cabinet
    • The president is elected for six years and maximum two consecutive terms
    Jyrki Katainen
  • 8. Political Parties National Coalition Party Social Democratic Party of Finland True Finns Centre Party
  • 9.  
  • 10. Population
    • 5.259.250 millions
    • 0-14 años:  16% 15-64 años:  66,1% 65 años y más:  17,8%
    • http://www.google.es/publicdata/explore?ds=d5bncppjof8f9_&met_y=sp_pop_totl&idim=country:FIN&dl=es&hl=es&q=finlandia+poblacion
    • European: 98.9% (96.7% Finnish + other European 2.2%)
    • Asian immigrants and African Americans: 1.1%
  • 11. Population
    • Two thirds of Finns live in Helsinki or in other major urban centers:
      • Espoo
      • Tampere
      • Vantaa 
      • Turku
      • Oulu
    • The northern regions are virtually uninhabited
    • The Swedes are 5.5% of the population of Finland
  • 12. Population
    • RELIGION:
      • Lutheran 80.7%
      • Atheist 16.9%
      • Orthodox 1.1%
      • Other 1.3%
        • Other Christian
        • Judaism
        • Islam
        • Hinduism
  • 13. Currency
    • Markka
    • Euro
  • 14. Official lenguages
    • Finnish and Swedish are the national languages of Finland
      • Finnish dominates in most parts of the country
    • Native language
      • The native language of 92 % of the population is Finnish
      • Swedish is the native language of 6% of the population
  • 15. Official lenguages
    • Swedish
    • Finnish
  • 16. Music and anthem
    • Anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKRvD5i44Ko
    • Joik music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grd4Bw84_gc
    • Classical music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foYUqV2nlqg
    • Eurovision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w41_I6fP1g
  • 17. Traditions
    • Joulu :
    • Christmas Day is a time for rest and relaxation. People wait until December 26 to pay visits to friends and relatives.
    • Juhannus : The high point of the summer is the Midsummer holiday
    • Independence Day
    • Easter
  • 18. Traditions
    • The season culminates with the Helsinki Festival in late August and early September.
    • July in particular is the time for the great summer festivals with:
      • Savonlinna Opera
      • Pori Jazz
      • Kuhmo Chamber Music
    • among the most internationally renowned events
  • 19. Traditions
    • The excursions and hiking, as well as incursions into the forests topick berries and mushrooms, are part of the country lifestyle.
  • 20. Traditions
    • SPORTS:
    • As team sports is very successful ice hockey
    • The best-known Finnish player:
      •   Jari Litmanen
      • Sami Hyypiä
    • Peetu Piiroinen won a silver medalin the Winter Olympic halfpipe in 2010.
  • 21. Geographical features
    • Finland is the northernmost country in Europe
    • A quarter of the area lies in the north of the Arctic Circle
  • 22.  
  • 23. History of Finland
    • s.XIII-s.XVIII Finland belonged to the Kingdom of Sweden
    • Great Northern War (1700–1721)
    • s.XVIII occupied by Russia: Duchy of Finland
    • s.XX: Republic of Finland
  • 24.
    • World War II: ally of Germany
    • Defeat of Germany:
    • Finland lost its territories
    • Was controlled by the USSR
  • 25. Sports
    • Pesäpallo: Finnish baseball is a fast-moving ball sport
    • Is a combination of traditional ball-batting team games and north American basebal
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJX6Psd2Yzw
  • 26. most popular sports in terms of tv viewers
    • Ice-hockey and Formula One.