What is the nickname of Finland and how did it get the name Finland?

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In Finnish, Finland is called "Suomi." There is much debate about the etymology of this word, but it is often thought to have originally meant "swamp." In English and Scandinavia, the word "fen" also means "swamp," and this is the origin of the name "Finland"--it all means "swamp land."
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Where is Finland?

Finland locates in northern Europe, Scandinavia, next to Sweden and Russia. In Northern Europe, Fennoscandia, between Sweden and Russia and north of Estonia.

What is Finland like?

It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The summers are 70 degrees F + and are perfect, and the sun shines through the trees so beautiful. The winters are cold, but I will never forget the first time I looked out the window and saw the light hitting the snow, its so gorgeous. The archit (MORE)

When was Finland discovered?

almost 10000 years ago, when people who were after that called finns, started to move in the area, witch was in that time, a small area witch had lots of islands. after that, Finland has never been completely empy, altough people have moven in and out.

What are the problems with Finland?

Finland has been tied with Norway over being the second least corrupted country in the world, first is Iceland. This is both politically and with crime rates. The greatest problem there probably is in Finland is Alcoholism and the violence or other crimes connected with it, Finland also has the seco (MORE)

What is Finland?

It is one of Europe's northernmost countries, and also one of Europe's largest producers of wood and timber. There are many famous things from Finland like, angry birds, nokia, the sauna, sunrise avenue, HIM, kimi räikkönen, teemu selänne and many other famous bands, athletes etc.

What hemisphere is Finland in?

Finland is located in more than one hemisphere. It is located inthe Northern and Eastern Hemispheres and as of 2012 it has apopulation of 5.414 million.

How do you get to Finland by road?

You drive to the north of Sweden and turn to east, or, you drive through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and around the Gulf of Finland, or, you arrive from Russia straight to eastern Finland.

Finland is in which hemisphere?

Finland is in the northern hemisphere relative to the equator, and it is in the eastern hemishpere relative to the prime meridian.

Is Finland a country?

Yes, Finland is a country. It is in northern Europe, bordered by Russia, Norway and Sweden.

What is a recipe in Finland?

You must mean translation - right? Well recipe is 'resepti' in Finnish. All recipes are same in every countries I think...

Is sauna in Finland?

In Finland, saunas are very popular. More than 50% of households in Finland have a sauna and going to the sauna is something extremely popular in this country. Sometimes Finnish people jump in the freezing ice water and then get into a sauna. Sauna was invented by Finnish-people and the word 'sauna' (MORE)

Why is it cold in Finland?

Because of our geographical position. But the south-west winds are warm because of the Gulf Stream. Luckily we have that or else... If the winds come from east, they have no warm streams there. Siberia is some thousand miles away but the winds are so cold when it comes from there. So: Our pos (MORE)

What is the nickname of Finland?

The nickname of Finland is the land of a thousand lakes. FI or FIN There really isn't other names in English. (But on the internet, some call it Winland... Go figure) Finland is 'Suomi' in Finnish... In Finnish, Finland is called "Suomi", and it's abbreviation is FI or FIN. But Finland actually (MORE)

What Finland is famous for?

Finland has three famous inventions: sauna, ice skates, and virtual air-guitar. Its known by its citicens as the homeland of Santa Claus. They say he lives in Korvatunturi, and Korvatunturi has gotten mail from all over the world, even from Japan. Finland it the third most enviromental country in th (MORE)

What surrounds Finland?

Neighboring countries are: Russia, Norway and Sweden. The principal coasts are on the arms of the Baltic Sea : the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland to the south (borders on Estonia).. If you mean what kind of land is there, then it is mostly wooded regions and the coastal areas.

Why is Finland?

Why not? I assume you mean "Why does Finland exist?," or, "How did Finland form?" Finland was formed by the Treaty of Versailes, which ended World War One. EDIT: No, Finland wasn't formed by the Treaty of Versailles. Finland is an older nation which has been under the Swedish empire and later the (MORE)

Is Finland in Ireland?

No. Finland is a country and Ireland is a separate country and they are both in Europe, but a long distance from each other.

What are the tempratures in Finland?

Winters of southern Finland (average temperature of day is below 0) are usually 4-5 months long, and the snow covers the land about 4 months of every year, and in the southern coast, it can melt many times during winter, and then come again. The coldest winter days of southern Finland are usually -2 (MORE)

Where did Finland get its name from?

First people who came to Finland, were called "finns". So therefore, Finland is the "land of finns". Dont ask how the finns got their names. Also, in Finland, Finlands name is Suomi. And that doesent stand for anything. The whole name of Finland was actually made by others than finns.

Who is Finland?

I am sorry to inform you that Finland is not a person, rather Finland is a Country located in nothern Europe between Russia and Sweden. Current president of Finland is Tarja Halonen.

What is the Finnish name for Finland?

The word for 'Finland' in Finnish is Suomi. This word made also be user to refer to the language itself, Finnish.. Please see the related links below if you're interested in hearing a native speaker's pronunciation of 'Suomi'..

What are the names of the important rivers of Finland?

There are 35 over 100 kilometres long rivers in Finland. The five longest ones are Kemijoki (Kemi River, 593 km), Iijoki (Ii River, 330km), Ounasjoki (Ounas River, 298km), Kitinen (278 km) and Muonionjoki (Muonio's River, 230km). The other 30 rivers, in order from the longest one to the shortest (MORE)

What effects does the climate of Finland have on Finland?

Well I went to Finland, In the winter, And we had a fire which has smoke, which causes environment issues. We had also buying more cotton clothes which kills any animal with wool, such as a sheep. In the summer time it gets really hot, we have bbq's which does the same as a fire.

Is Finland at war?

Right now, there is not any wars in Finland, but from year 2002 the Finnish people have joined the war in Afghanistan.

What are the names of some NHL players born in Finland?

Mikka Kiprusoff (Calgary Flames), Teemu Selanne (Anaheim Ducks), Saku Koivu (Anaheim Ducks), Mikko Koivu (Minnesota Wild), Olli Jokinen (NY Rangers), Tuomo Ruutu (Carolina Hurricane), Jere Lehtonen (Dallas Stars), Jarko Ruutu (Ottawa Senators), Valtteri Filppula (Detroit Red Wings), Joni Pitkanen (C (MORE)

What rivers are there in Finland?

There are 35 over 100 kilometres long rivers in Finland. The five longest ones are Kemijoki (Kemi River, 593 km), Iijoki (Ii River, 330km), Ounasjoki (Ounas River, 298km), Kitinen (278 km) and Muonionjoki (Muonio's River, 230km). The other 30 rivers, in order from the longest one to the shortest on (MORE)

How can you get to Finland?

You can get to Finland with a ferry from Tallinn, Stockholm or StPetersburg, take a plane to Helsinki or Rovaniemi, or via road fromRussia, Sweden or Norway.

Is there gangs in Finland?

In Finland, there are a few criminal organizations that could be called gangs, including the well-known international outlaw motorcycle clubs Hell's Angels and Bandidos. Outlaws and Pagans are not seen in Finland. Other notable groups include M.O.R.E, Bats, Natural Born Killers and Rogues Gallery (MORE)

Does Finland have seasons?

finland is the only place in whole word where you can see and feelwinter, summer, autumn and spring in one week!

Is Finland Scandinavia?

Yes it is. No, it is not. Scandinavia consists of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. However, the Nordic countries consists of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Åland and the Faroe Islands. There is also a term called Fenno-Scandinavia, which consist of Norway, Sweden and Finland (MORE)

What is a Finland tradition?

One quite commonly known tradition is to sauna (as in bathe in a sauna) and then run naked into an icy lake. Then back in the sauna, maybe roll around in the snow for a while, then back to the sauna again. Then grill some sausages in the fireplace. And get drunk on beer or vodka. Finlandia vodka of (MORE)

When does it snow in Finland?

Winter In winter, the mean temperature remains below 0°C, but warm airflows can raise the daily high above 0°C at times. Winter usually begins in mid-October in Lapland and during November in the rest of Finland, though not until December in the southwestern archipelago. It thus takes abou (MORE)

Is Finland landlocked?

No. Finland is bordered by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the southeast, and the Gulf of Bothia to the West.

Is Finland a monarchy?

No, even though most of the Nordic countries are constitutional monarchies, Finland has a president.

What ocean is on Finland?

Finland lies on the Baltic Sea, which can be considered part of the Atlantic Ocean (However, it is normally treated as a separate body of water).

What are the elves name in Finland?

The elves, if you mean like Santa Claus' elves, are called "tonttu" or "tontut" in plural in Finnish. In Finnish fairytales and pagan beliefs, you would have many tonttus at your farm/in your home: one for the house, one for the cowhouse, one for the drying barn... And of course one for the sauna (MORE)

Is Finland a monarchy-?

No, Finland has not ever been a monarchy. It is a democraticrepublic. The government is headed by a prime minister.