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    • FINLAND
    •  
    • Name and capital
      • Name: Republic of Finland
      • Capital: Helsinki
      • Finland has entried in the E.U. in 1995 betwen Sweden and Austria.
      Year of entry in the E.U.
    • Total area
      • Finland has a total area of 337.030 km²
      • 9,4 % of its area is water
      • Position 111º
    • Political System
      • Finland is a representative democracy
      • That was a semi-presidential parliamentary system
        • But now a days is a ceremonial non-executive Presidency
    • 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
    • Political Parties National Coalition Party Social Democratic Party of Finland True Finns Centre Party
    •  
    • 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%
    • 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
    • Population
      • RELIGION:
        • Lutheran 80.7%
        • Atheist 16.9%
        • Orthodox 1.1%
        • Other 1.3%
          • Other Christian
          • Judaism
          • Islam
          • Hinduism
    • Currency
      • Markka
      • Euro
    • 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
    • Official lenguages
      • Swedish
      • Finnish
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Traditions
      • The excursions and hiking, as well as incursions into the forests topick berries and mushrooms, are part of the country lifestyle.
    • 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.
    • Geographical features
      • Finland is the northernmost country in Europe
      • A quarter of the area lies in the north of the Arctic Circle
    •  
    • 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
      • World War II: ally of Germany
      • Defeat of Germany:
      • Finland lost its territories
      • Was controlled by the USSR
    • 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
    • most popular sports in terms of tv viewers
      • Ice-hockey and Formula One.