What do you know about Finland?

@ertzinas (239)
Finland
July 1, 2007 7:52pm CST
Hello all! I'm from Finland and im curious, what do you know about this "cold country". If you don't know anything you can also answer what have you heard others saying about Finland. But now i give some facts: -Yes, Finland is in northern europe next to russia and sweden -No, here is not any polar bears whatsoever. -No, its not always cold here only at winters. Those are the most things i have heard about Finland from strangers lately :). Soo, come to answer, dont be shamed if you don't know much :) This is pretty unknown country to anyone.
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@Kalachia (230)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Well, I can't say I know anything about the geography, but I do know that there are some of the greatest rock bands that come from that area. HIM, The 69 Eyes, Caliban...They're awesome! There's got to be something in the water there, because you people rock.
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@ertzinas (239)
• Finland
2 Jul 07
yup :) i like HIM and The 69 Eyes too, they are pretty awesome.
• Czech Republic
31 Jul 07
Music groups from Finland are great. I listen to Rasmus, Bomfunk MCs or Kwan.
19 Aug 07
Hi ertzinas, just got back from a trip to Finland and found it a wonderful place. I must admit I expected it to be a bit colder, but it was between 30 and 35 degrees the whole 9 days I was in your beautiful country. The Finnish hospitality was second to none, we were shown how to fully appreciate the sauna (the lakes are freezing!) and how you guys like a drink or two!!!!! It is a place I hope to return to again very soon. To all Suomi people, Kiitos from Jake.
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@ertzinas (239)
• Finland
16 Jul 08
Nice that you actually were in Finland. Yeah in winter time here is really cold actually but in summer its 20-30degrees + all the time so its not that cold in summerdays. Sauna is nice yes its a tradition for almost any finnish people there is And we like to drink much thats true too . You are always welcome to Finland
@youless (100242)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Jul 07
It's so nice to meet a friend from Finland here:) I like your country, because it's so beautiful. It seems it has less populations. Your country has a fame for "A country has thousands of lakes". Although it seems many people don't know the fact, Nokia is from Finland. So I think besides its natural beauty, your country is very advanced in technology.
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@ertzinas (239)
• Finland
16 Jul 08
Hehe, thanks alot . Yeah it sure has the fame for "A country of thousand lakes" and yup Nokia is from Finland even though many don't know it actually.
@lilaclady (28235)
• Australia
2 Jul 07
To be honest I don't know anything about Finland and that is sad on my part, I am from Australia and I just don't see much written about Finland at all, I am sure like everywhere your country has so much to offer but somewhere along the line doesn't get much airplay so to speak, or maybe these days it is the wisest thing to do, to keep your country a secret and then the bad elements of this world won't invade your lovely land....
@ertzinas (239)
• Finland
2 Jul 07
yeah, this is pretty unknown country to anyone not in Europe and even some European countries have people who don't know anything about Finland..
@skaterx (530)
• Finland
28 May 08
I didn't know anything about Finland before I came here. I knew it was near Sweden, and it's cold, that's about all. I think probably people might know Nokia is from here. But that's about all. I think people outside Europe don't know much about Finland.. Anyway, here are some pointers about what you can tell your friends or geography teachers about Finland if you don't know anything about it:D: * Santa lives here (well the Santa Village is officially here, so I guess he's Finnish?:P) * You will see reindeer (up north, Santa lives up north too) * You will see more slightly bearded guys other than Santa (its common for older men) * People speak mostly Finnish (surprise!), but most can speak English quite well too. *The air is clean, and there are many trees. *It's pretty quiet here.
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• China
16 Apr 08
I know Nokia which got a factory in the city i am working in now (Suzhou China), Helsinki is the captital city and a wonderful city. Finland is also one of the richest country in the wolrd where people share the great welfares from the government. Most People i know in China treat Finland a nicer country than others.
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• China
15 Sep 10
When I chatted with my foreign teacher about where we would like to visit in the future,he strongly recommend Finland to me.He said Finland is the most clean place in the world,both the environment and the human relationship.He told us last time he paid a visit to Finland,he drove for miles without seeing any litter on the road including falling leaves.He was hooked to the harmony between human and nature.Als he told me Finland has very low crime rate rather than other developed places,you will worry about nothing there,just enjoy.I am really eager to go there one day!
@tidgea (355)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
Ive heard that it is a very cold country and the winter is very long. Finland also claims to be the place where Santa Claus lives. It is the origin of the cellphone company 'nokia'. Saunas originated in Finland.
• China
14 Nov 07
I really like Finland a lot,and I wanna make friends with Finns,haha~ Ur...at begin,I liked Finland'cause a Finn called kimi raikkonen,grually,I know Finland more,I like this countay more.I like everthing there,its beautiful scence,its culture and so on.. And now I know a little Finnish and other things in Finlland from my Finland friend.So i think I have had some knowledge of Finland. I really wanna go there to have a visit,heisinki,Turku,espoo...haha.... moi,Finns here~