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Finland (Finnish: Suomi, Swedish: Finland) is in Northern Europe and has borders with Russia to the east, Norway to the north, and Sweden to the west. The country is a thoroughly modern welfare state with well-planned and comfortable small towns and cities, but still offers vast areas of unspoiled nature. Finland has approximately 188,000 lakes (about 10% of the country) and a similar number of islands. In the northernmost part of the country the Northern Lights can be seen in the winter and midnight sun in the summer. Finns also claim the mythical mountain of Korvatunturi as the home of Santa Claus, and a burgeoning tourist industry in Lapland caters to Santa fans. Despite living in one of the most technologically developed countries in the world, Finns love to head to their summer cottages in the warmer months to enjoy all manner of relaxing pastimes including sauna, swimming, fishing and barbecuing. Today, Finland has a distinctive language and culture that sets it apart from the rest of Nordic Europe.
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heheh come one Alise !!! Finland is just the same with Sweden! Sweden is cold as well :) But i admite that Finns drink a lot !
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hehe if you live in Finland, you would be an alcoholic then !!
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heheh my belove country !! it does not look good like this in the winter. But it is completely different country in the summer time :) FULL OF LIFE !
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188,000 lakes?! Oh, man. That is a lot of lakes. I would love to see all of them.
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@yinofyang make sure you see it in the summer ;) Cause in winter, all those lakes are frozen ;) You can run on with even with a tank :D
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