Saturday, 2 May 2015

Finland: The Land Of Thousand Lakes

We are done with Asia now we are heading to European countries.

Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. It is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the Bosporus waterway connecting the Black and Aegean Seas. Total area is 10,180,000 km2. Total population is 742,452,000 (2013, 4th). Total countries includes 50 (and 6 partially recognized).


Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north and Russia to the east; Estonia lies to the south across the Gulf of Finland. Finland is part of the collective geographical group of nations Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. The currency is Euro (€) (EUR).

Some interesting facts are:
1. The continent of Europe is named for a Phoenician princess called Europa.

2. Europe is also a name of a moon of Jupiter.

3. In Finland, traffic fines are based on two factors: the severity of the offense and the driver’s income.

4. There are exactly 187,888 lakes (larger than 500 m²) and 179,584 islands within the territory of Finland.

5. Finland is also called as the land of midnight sun, because in June and July the sun shines all day and all night in the north, not dropping below the horizon.

6. It is a legal requirement to have your headlights on, whether in summer or winter, in sunlight or darkness, even under the midnight sun.

7. Finland has been ranked number 1 in the world for education.

8. They discovered a 5000 year old piece of chewing gum in Finland.

For more facts visit:

Some beautiful places are:

For tourism details visit: +OurFinland فنلندا العربية  @tourism_europe @EuropeTourist

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