‘Suomi is the Finnish name for Finland .
the country is a parliamentary republic since 1919; and it
became an independent state in 1917 and a member of the European Union in
The current population is 5.388 million
559 -700 residents are in the capital
city Helsinki .
Finland is an advanced industrial
economy or as the Finns call it an information society: The metal,
engineering and electronics industries account for 50 % of export revenues,
the forest products industry for 30 %.
Finland is said to be ‘the most on-line
nation in the world’, with more mobile phones and Internet connections per
capita than any other country.
In 2006 Finland won the Eurovision song
contest with the highest points ever after getting dismal ranking every year
for 40 years. So much for Finnish “Sisu” or perseverance.
Finland is the sixth largest
country in Europe, with a surface area of 338 000 sq. km., A quarter of its
total area lies north of the.........
Cold winters and warm summers mark the climate. In
the far north, beyond the Arctic Circle, the sun does not set for about 73
days, producing the white nights of summer. In the same region, during the
dark winter period, the sun remains below the horizon for 51 days,..........
‘Creativity’, addresses the
Finnish cultural policy, the status of artists, the network of regional
cultural services, multiculturalism, international cooperation and cultural
The origins of the Finnish people are still a
matter of conjecture, although many scholars argue that their original home
was in what is now west-central Siberia. The Finns arrived in their present
territory thousands of years ago, pushing the indigenous Lapps into the more