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THE MYSTIQUE OF FINLAND

Helsinki, capital of Finland

Finland Quick Facts Population: 5.3 million Languages: Finnish (91.5%) and Swedish (5.5%) are official languages. Main Religion: Christianity Currency: Euro (I USD = 0.78 EUR) Capital: Helsinki Size: 338,145 sq km or twice the size of Florida or slightly smaller than Germany. Location: Northern Europe. Neighbors: Norway, Russia and Sweden. […]

HELSINKI WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL 2012

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) has appointed Helsinki, Finland to be the World Design Capitalâ„¢ (WDC) 2012. […]

FINLAND WORLD’S MOST PROSPEROUS NATION

The Nordic countries and Switzerland make up the top five most prosperous countries in the world, and the U.S. makes to the top ten with its ranking as number nine. Not surprisingly Zimbabwe is ranked as last prosperous nation. […]

LONGEST VACATIONS IN BRAZIL, FINLAND AND FRANCE

A new Mercer study shows that people in Brazil, Finland and France enjoy the longest vacations according to statutory requirements. […]

SURPRISE – WORLD’S TOP BAR IN FINLAND

The WorldsBestBars.com website has compiled a list of the World’s Top 100 Bars. And the winner is A21 Lounge in Helsinki, Finland. […]

FINLAND – BEAUTIFUL BUT COLD

Finland is today celebrating Independence Day. It became independent from Russia on December 6, 1917. […]

HELSINKI RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR: POSTRES

Today La Societe des Gastronomes Finlandais (Finnish Gastronomic Society) has awarded the Restaurant of the Year 2008 title to Restaurant Postres (pos3). […]

FINNISH DESIGN PHENOMENON MARIMEKKO

Marimekko is a design powerhouse located in Finland with products that include fabrics, fashion and products for the home. […]

NORDIC COUNTRIES CELEBRATE LUCIA

The Nordic countries alleviate the darkness today by celebrating Saint Lucy’s Day. […]

FINLAND TURNS 90

Today Finland is celebrating Independence Day. After being governed by its neighbors for centuries, Finland declared itself independent on December 6th, 1917. […]