Finland


official name is Republic of , Finnish Suomi or Suomen Tasa Valta, Swedish , or Republiken , European country. It is one of the world's most northern and geographically remote countries and is subject to a severe climate. It is bordered on the north by Norway, on the northwest by Sweden, on the southwest by the Gulf of Bothnia, on the south by the Gulf of , and on the east by Russia. Its area is 130,559 square miles, of which the Åland Islands, an archipelago at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia, constitute 590 square miles. About one-third of the territory of --most of the lääni of Lappi--lies north of the Arctic Circle. The capital is Helsinki. has a population of 5, 137, 269 ...

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three lakes are deeper than about 300 feet. Saimaa itself drains into the much larger Lake Ladoga in Russian territory via the Vuoksi (Vuoksa) River. Drainage from 's eastern uplands is through the lake system of Russian Karelia to the White Sea.
is heavily forested and contains some 55,000 lakes, numerous rivers, and extensive areas of marshland; viewed from the air, looks like an intricate blue and green jigsaw puzzle. Except in the northwest, relief features do not vary greatly, and travelers on the ground or on the water can rarely see beyond the trees. The landscape nevertheless possesses a striking beauty.
The part of north of the Arctic Circle suffers severe and prolonged winters. Temperatures can fall as low as -22 F .In these latitudes the snow never melts from the mountain slopes, but in the short summer , from May to July, temperatures can reach as high as 80 F. Farther south the temperature extremes are slightly less marked. Annual precipitation, about ...

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