Finland

Country Finland
Capital Helsinki
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Finnish, Swedish & Sami

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Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It won its complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its freedom and resist invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, the Finns made a remarkable transformation from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is now among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro system at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are a high standard of education, equality promotion, and national social security system; currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

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ICE SWIMMING IN FINLAND - TMZ.com

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ICE SWIMMING IN FINLAND
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Two NFL stars put their manliness to the test in Finland -- ICE SWIMMING IN 34 DEGREE WATER ... and TMZ Sports has the video. Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams and Browns tight end Gary Barnidge made the leap at Loyly Helsinki ... where the ...



More reception centres close as migration to Finland dwindles | Yle ... - YLE News

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More reception centres close as migration to Finland dwindles | Yle ...
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The Finnish Immigration Service has announced that it will shutter 11 reception centres throughout Finland by August 2017, eliminating about 1100 ...

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Ethiopia, Finland keen to boost bilateral relations - ICT Update

Ethiopia, Finland keen to boost bilateral relations
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Ethiopia and Finland have reaffirmed their commitment to boost bilateral relations and expand l cooperation between the two countries. This has been emphasized today (January 23, 2017) during a meeting between State Minister Mrs. Hirut Zemene and Mr.

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In a time of walls, Canada and Finland understand bridges, Huntington U. prez says - Sudbury.com

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In a time of walls, Canada and Finland understand bridges, Huntington U. prez says
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22, Huntington University's Canadian Finnish Institute kicked off a year of celebrations Canada is marking its 150th anniversary this year while Finland is celebrating 100 years of independence. Huntington hosted a luncheon at Bruston's on the Park ...
On Finnish ambassador's visit, Canadians need to 'look beyond walls and see bridges'CBC.ca

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Biathlete qualifies to compete in Finland, Estonia - The Laconia Daily Sun

Biathlete qualifies to compete in Finland, Estonia
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By DAVID CARKHUFF/THE LACONIA DAILY SUN. LAKE PLACID, N.Y. Alex Howe of Gilford has qualified for International Biathlon Union Cups 7 and 8 in Finland the first weekend in March and Estonia the following weekend, the local biathlete reported.



Finland The 2018 Favorite If NHL Skips Olympics - FloHockey

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Finland The 2018 Favorite If NHL Skips Olympics
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In five tournaments since NHL players first joined the Olympics in 1998, Finland leads all countries with four medals: a silver medal and three bronze medals. While those numbers can be misinterpreted as Finland being better with NHL players, that's ...



McCormick receives honour from Finland - The Sudbury Star

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McCormick receives honour from Finland
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His Excellency Vesa Lehtonen, right, Ambassador of Finland to Canada, presents Kevin McCormick, president and vice-chancellor of Huntington University, with the Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland on Feb. 21. Supplied photo.



SI Swimsuit 2017: Inside the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland - Sports Illustrated

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SI Swimsuit 2017: Inside the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland
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A snow-covered Finland may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of Hailey Clauson and Bo Krsmanovic sporting teeny bikinis, but this unique destination served as the perfect backdrop for this year's issue of SI Swimsuit. So where ...



NRL inks pact with technology partner Chempolis Oy of Finland - Eastern Mirror

NRL inks pact with technology partner Chempolis Oy of Finland
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Guwahati, Feb 23: Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has signed a framework agreement with its technology partner Chempolis Oy of Finland. The framework agreement undertakes to implement the Bio Refinery Project in two phases, a release issued by ...

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