ITT: FASCINATING facts about your country
Did you know that 80% PERCENT of population of Finland lives in the dark area???
Me neither!! How interesting isn't it?
The federal government likes to steal money from the richer states (south-southeast) to give welfare to poor northeasterners and win elections
Most Canadians live near America.
There is a mountain called Haukkavuori(Eaglemountain) in Finland.
It is 79 m tall.
Well, they are our trading partners and there's no infrastructure or jobs up north. Tar sands and Fort Mac being the one thing that is, but that industry is down the shitter right now.
The only bad thing about this thread is that it contains but a single fact about Finland.
Finnish modesty demands you make an interesting fact general, but most people are here simply for the Finland facts.
So 0,008% lives in the south? That's not much to be quite frank
Most people live above 1,000 meters here
99,7% of our population have Spanish as their mother tongue here, making it probably the most linguistically homogenous country in the world
Did you know that France stopped the muslims through there invasion of europe?
>Åland's unemployment rate is only under 1/3 of the mainland's
>Finland's tax to GDP ratio is (and has been for a long time) over 50%
>Finland has about 1300 kilometers long border with Russia, longer than any other EU country
>Finland used to be a very agrarian country before WW2, the urbanization began in 1960s and now most municipalities run on a deficit
>Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish. Both of them are on equal footing de jure, but de facto Finnish is spoken by 95% of the population
>Samis have minority language rights
>Immigration to Finland in massive scale and from outside of Europe is a new phenomena in Finland, first non-european immigrants arrived in 1990s and until that it was a sight to see a black man
>Finland's capital is nowadays Helsinki, but during Swedish rule Turku was the capital. Russians moved the capital due to old capital's proximity to Sweden
>Finland is the first country that used modern democratic principles, the first democratic elections were held in 1906 (leftwingers won)
>Many Russian czars have big monuments in key places in Helsinki, monument of Alexander II is probably the most visible, extravagant and well-known statue in Finland as it's placed in front of the Helsinki Cathedral
we have the largest amount of unesco world heritage sites, with 50 sites.
>when you think that your country is impressive but it turns out even more impressive
There is no law prohibiting bestiality in Finland. You are allowed to have sex with animals as long as it doesn't cause them pain, in which case you'll be convicted of animal abuse.
some people think that we are civilized but the whole country is ready to become the neo-ottoman empire if a strong leader was to emerge