General Information about Finland
Finland is in the Northern part of Europe and has Sweden as its Western neighbour, Norway to the North and Russia to the East. It has 188000 lakes and 180000 islands half of which are in those lakes. Helsinki is the capital and has a population of nearly one million people, out of Finland's 5.2 million population.
Visitors to Finland need to come prepared, those that visit in the winter time will have plenty of choice with all forms of snow based activity from skiing to snowshoe walking and kick sledding. Most Finnish buildings are well heated but you will need to come prepared for the cold and slush outside. Visitors in the summer will have a range of outdoor activities to take advantage of Finland's unique position with long light nights cycling, mountain biking, hunting and Nordic walking. There also many festivals of music and dance across the country.
Finland is rich in history and has numerous castles and fortresses as evidence of the Swedish and Russian neighbours occupations in past centuries.
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Learn About The Climate In Finland
A typical winters day in Finland is minus 0 degrees although the airflow can be above 0 degrees. Winter is the longest out of the four seasons in Finland and when it does snow it can last up to 3 months if not longer. The summers in Finland is normally around 10 degrees and when heat waves do occur the top temperature is 25 degrees. Humidity is fairly high in July and August and fog is a common occurrence during autumn mainly in the evening and early morning.
Find Out About The Economy In Finland
The currency of Finland is the Euro which replaced the markka in 2002. Because of its climate the agricultural industry is not very high although forestry and manufacturing of wood is a high source of income. Finland has a very large electronics and telecommunications industry and is even linked with Nokia with one of its headquarters being located in the small town of Espoo.
Geographical Information Of Finland
Finland is located in northern Europe with an area over 338,000 square kilometres. It shares its borders with the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland and is set between Russia and Sweden. There is over 60,000 lakes in the country although they only cover about 10% of the total surface area. The largest is Lake Saimaa which is connected to the Russian Lake Ladoga.
Festivals and Events
Whats on in Finland
Summer is the time to go to Finland if its festivals your keen on starting with vocal music festivals, jazz, folk music, and visual art festivals just to name a few. There is a huge passion for music and dance festivals with the Kuopio Dance Festival with next year being the 39th year in a row. Because Finland is the homeland of Nokia we can't forget about the popular mobile phone throwing championships held in the town of Savonlinna which draws crowds each year.
Find Out About The Economy in Corsica
The agricultural industry in Corsica is particularly low with their main produces being olives, fruit and wine producing. Tourism accounts for a large percentage of the country's economy. Corsica attracts over 2 million visitors each year.
Geographical Information on Corsica
Corsica is located off the coast of Italy and is one of the the largest Island's in the western Mediterranean covering over 5,000 square miles. The landscapes are full of snow-capped alpine peaks, deep gorges, lofty pine forests, glacial mountain lakes as well as rushing torrents. The capital of Corsica is Ajaccio with a population of over 55,000 with the official language being French although Corsican is spoken in many villages.
Festivals and Events
Whats On In Corsica
There is always something on in Corsica throughout the year for everybody. Some of the popular events are the Calvi Jazz Festival which is held at the beginning of summer. The festival attracts visitors from all over the globe each year and normally runs for 7 days. Then there is the popular Olive Tree Fair with up to 10,000 visitors visiting to enjoy the local heritage, exhibitions, children's fete's plus much more. Then in October there is the Festiventu: Festival of the Wind where you can see the local art exhibitions and culture along side science and solar power.