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Finland

A Presentation about a Country in Scandanavia

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Transcript of Finland

By: Nicolas
Scheidemann-Clark

Thanks for watching!
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Finland's Flag
Finland's History
Finland's Location

Finland's Population
Finland's Climate
Finland's Government
Finland's
current
president,
Sauli
Niinistö
Finland's Currency
and Stand in the European Union
Traditional Finnish Food
Finland's Civil War
From the 13th century, Finland was part of Sweden's kingdom, until they joined the Russian Empire in 1809.

A severe famine hit Finland in 1866 and lasted for two years. In total, it killed 270,000 people. The cause of this was bad weather and freezing temperatures that destroyed most of their crops.

On December 6, 1917, Finland declared its independence. Sadly, a few months later, civil war broke out.

During World War II, Finland fought twice against the
Soviet Union, but ended up giving some of their
land back.



1960 : 4,429,634

1970 : 4,606,307

1980 : 4,779,535

1990 : 4,986,431

2000 : 5,176,209

2010 : 5,363,352

2015 : 5,427,466
Finland's population
grows about 150-
250,000 every 10 years.
The percentage of women in Finland is
50.9% (with 2,762,983) compared to
men at 49.1% (with 2,664,483). In
Finland there are 964 men for every
1,000 women.

Finland is part of Scandinavia. It borders Norway, Sweden and Russia. Finland's capital is Helsinki, which is located on the southern coast.

The country's terrain is mostly flat plains, with many forests, low hills and lakes. There are so many lakes in Finland that it is often called "Land of a Thousand Lakes." In fact, it has over 200,000 lakes, including Salmaa, the fourth largest lake in Europe.
MAP OF FINLAND
Karelian pasty
Korvapuusti
Finnish
pastry
a Finnish
buffet

The Finnish
Civil War, which lasted for more than three months, was fought

between the Red Guard and the White Guard. The White Guard was supported by Imperial Germany and Swedish volunteers. The Reds, on the other hand, where backed by the Russian SFSR. On May 15, 1918, the war ended with the White Guards victorious.
Finland's currency is
the Euro but, before
1999, they used the
Finnish markka.
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On January 1, 1995, Finland joined the European Union, along
with Sweden and Austria.
Average
Precipitation
(2012)
Average Temperature in Finland
Fun Facts
The
Finnish
Parliament
Finland
is a
representative democracy,
which means that the system of government is one where the citizens elect representatives to handle the responsibilities of drafting bills, debating them and voting to pass them into law.

Spoon cookies
Finland's National Anthem
"Maamme"
("Our Land")
In some parts of Finland, the temperature in winter falls to -45 degrees (C) and the sun does not rise at all for 51 days.

Finland is often called "land of the midnight sun." In summer, at the northernmost point in Finland, the sun does not set for 73 days. The temperature can also get quite hot.

People in Finland eat a lot of foods that are caught or gathered fresh from fields, forests and lakes (such as fish, meat, grains and berries). Milk products, especially buttermilk, are used in many foods and drinks. Finnish food has strong influences from both Sweden and Russia.
The brown bear is the national animal of Finland.

Speeding tickets in Finland are based on the person's income. The most expensive speeding ticket so far was 170,000 euros!

There are no public pay phones in Finland but there are more than 5 million cell phones (and just 5.4 million people).

The people of Finland drink more coffee per person than anyone else in the world (12 kg per person a year).

There are 2.2 million saunas in Finland (1 for every 2.5 people). Most Finnish take a dip in a lake after using the sauna. Since there are almost 188,000 lakes in Finland, there is normally one close by!

Children in Finland don't start school until they are 7 years old and marks are not required until 8th grade... but Finland ranks #1 in education worldwide.
The national anthem of Finland was originally written in Swedish as a poem in 1846 by Johan Ludvig Runeberg. In 1848, it was made into a composition by Friedrich Pacius. Julius Krohn translated it into Finnish and named it "Maamme." It became the country's national anthem in 1917. Many people feel that the song "Finlandia," composed by Jean Sibelius, should be the nation's anthem.
Contents
Finland's Flag
Finland's History
Finland's Civil War
Finland's Location
Finland's Population
Finland's Currency and Stand in the European Union
Finland's Climate
Finland's Government
Traditional Finnish Food
Fun Facts
Finland's National Anthem
Quiz!!! Part:1 and Part:2
Quiz!!!
What do the colors in the flag stand for ?
Who won the Finnish Civil War ?
Q:1
Q:2
Q:3
Approximately how many lakes does Finland have ?
Q:4
How many men are there for every 1,000
women ?
Quiz!!!
Q:5
When did Finland join the European Union?
Q:6
In what month does Finland get the coldest ?
Q:7
What kind of government does Finland have ?
Q:8
How much was the most expensive speeding ticket ?
Finland
Capital
Helsinki
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