Finland National Day: Did you know that….
There is more forest and water in Finland than anywhere else in Europe?
There are 187,888 lakes in Finland — the most of any country in the world — and 179,888 Finnish islands to explore?
Over 70% of Finland is covered by exquisite forests?
Finland’s coast boasts the world’s largest archipelago?
”Sauna” is the most used Finnish word outside of the mother country?
Finnish inventions are plenty and include: the rescue toboggan, the heart-rate monitor, salty liquorice (‘Salmiakki’), Linux OS, ice skates, Angry Birds, the Molotov cocktail, the SMS and, of course, the sauna?
Angry Birds is a Finnish invention? Actually, per capita, Finland has produced more successful games than any other country in the world.
Although Finland is famous for its contribution to the telecom industry with Nokia, you won’t find a single pay phone in the whole country?
Finland is the best place to spot the Northern lights? The Aurora Borealis can be seen more than 200 nights per year.
Finland celebrates the Restaurant Day, when anyone can set up a restaurant of their choice anywhere they want?
Helsinki has some of the cleanest tap water of all big cities in the world?
Kilpisjarvi in Lapland has the cleanest air in Europe?
Finland is the boldest design nation, setting trends for decades?
Finland has ranked first in OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for several years, with their education system being praised as one of the best worldwide?
Finland hosts the largest community of coffee lovers? Finns are consuming more coffee per person than does any other nation in the world.
Finland is the only place in the world where you can meet the real Santa Claus, in Rovaniemi, Lapland?
Finland is also home to the mysterious little creatures called Moomins?
Finland is the global leader in heavy metal bands? Apocalyptica, HIM, Nightwish, Amorphis sound familiar to you?
Finland is also the country of the craziest events? Ever heard of Wife Carrying, Air Guitar Playing or Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships?
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