Fun Facts About Finland

27 Jul

At a glance

Population: 5.3 million

Languages: Finnish and Swedish

Capital: Helsinki

Currency unit: Euro

From the twelfth until the nineteenth century, Finland was a part of the Kingdom of Sweden. When Sweden lost the war against Russia in 1809, Finland became an autonomous Grand Duchy of Imperial Russia.  In December 6, 1917, Finland declared its independence from Russia following the October Revolution.


3 Responses to “Fun Facts About Finland”

  1. nikki August 6, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    In your Finnish fun facts, I am surprised that you didn’t mention Finland’s greatest website:

    • hellosinki August 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

      deepest apologies! it’s a personal goal to get on that website before i leave the country.

      • adrienne Johnson March 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

        hi people

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