FINLAND

FINLAND (Suomen tasavalta/Republiken Finland)

  • Flag:  The cross represents Christianity. The blue color symbolizes the thousand lakes and blue sky, while the white represents snow in winter.
  • Total Area: 130,558 sq mi (338,145 sq km)
  • Government: Republic
  • Languages: Finnish (official) 89.3%, Swedish (official) 5.3%, other (includes small Sami- and Russian-speaking minorities) 5.4% (2013 est.)
  • Religion: Lutheran 78.4%, Orthodox 1.1%, other Christian 1.1%, other 0.2%, none 19.2% (2010 est.)
  • Date/s Visited: January 2017 (4 days)

 

Entries:

  1. Exploring the UNESCO site & sea fortress of Suomenlinna in winter
  2. Korkeasaari/Helsinki Zoo – an island in a zoo or a zoo on an island? A zoo island? An island zoo? 😀
  3. Admiring the plant world at the University of Helsinki Botanical Garden
  4. Helsinki – The White City of the North
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