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About Finland Finland, the Republic of Finland a coastal countryin Northern Europe, formed after disconnectingfrom Russia in 1917. Member of the EuropeanUnion. It is bordered to the west of Sweden and theBaltic Sea, north of Norway and from the east withRussia.Finland was founded in 1917, after the collapse ofthe tsarist government. Finland did not have thetradition of state, since the conquest in the MiddleAges was the Finnish peoples under foreign -Swedish rule, then more than 100 years underRussian rule.
DemographyThe capital of Finland is Helsinki. Officiallanguage is Finnish and Swedish. The presidentis Tarja Halonen. The population is 5 313 026 .The currency is Euro.The highest peak isHaltiatunturi (1328 m), and the longest river isKemijoki (550 km). The largest lake is Saimaa(1377 km ²). Finland has access to the sea, theBaltic Sea. Dominant religion is Lutheranism.
Haltiatunturi Baltic Sea Kemijoki Saimaa
National anthem „Maamme” is the title of Finlands The original versionnational anthem. There is no law onan official national anthem in Oi maamme, Suomi, synnyinmaa!Finland, but Maamme is firmly Soi sana kultainen!established by Ei laaksoa, ei kukkulaa,convention. ei vettä rantaa rakkaampaaThe music was kuin kotimaa tää pohjoinen.composed by the Maa kallis isien.Germanimmigrant Sun kukoistukses kuorestaanFridrik Pacius, kerrankin puhkeaa;with words by viel lempemme saa nousemaanJohan Ludvig sun toivos, riemus loistossaan,Runeberg. ja kerran laulus, synnyinmaa korkeemman kaiun saa.
Finnish festival•Kalewali days•Easter•Labour Day
Cultural Events•Independence Day•Christmas
Finnish foodThe basis of Finnish food is milk and milk products.Finns drink lots of coffee with milk. When it comesto drinks, you can meet them with beer and cider,fermented juice of ripe apples.Finns eat a lot of vegetables, and breads. In additionto ordinary bread there is still a whole range ofsweet buns. They make sandwiches with suchingredients as cheese, ham, lettuce, cucumber,tomato. As a nation with plenty of sea and inlandwaters Finns eat much fish and seafood.
Most popular people Kaj Tapio(Tapsa) Rautavaara- Finnish athlete, Spearman. Olympic champion from London. Also, singer and actor. Jouko Ahola- Finnish strongman, actor and bodybuilder. Maila Nurmi- Finnish actress, known mainly from the role "Vampires" in the movie Plan nine from outer space, directed by Ed Wood. Kati Outinen- Finnish actress. Winner of prize for best actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002 for his role in Man Without a Past. He currently teaches at the Theatre Academy of Finland.
Jouko Ahola Kati OutinenKaj Tapio(Tapsa) Maila NurmiRautavaara
Authors Aleksandra Dzida Magdalena Jach Katarzyna Tercha-NatkaniecThank you!!