Finland is a Nordic country found in the Northern Europe. With Helsinki being its Capital, the country’s official language are Finnish and Swedish. The country has gone famous for the famous Northern lights that are visible from the country’s Arctic Lapland province, a vast wilderness with national parks and ski resorts. The country has some laws that are considered quirky, and others that make it seem the most sensible country in the world.
Soon we are about to show you some amazing facts about the Country which are surprising in their own form, and will make you all the more curious to venture off to the country. The Country stands out from everyone with their weird yet more sensible than ever facts about them. Thus, on the occasion of Finland’s Independence day we thought about why not share some amazing facts about this nation:-
1. Finland is all about of relaxing, which they are letting the world know by the amount of saunas available in nation for its cittizens. The statistics say they have about 2.2 million saunas across the country, making it as 1 for every 2 people of population. With this huge number of saunas in a country, it is also proclaimed that almost all the Finns take Sauna every once in a week. This results in more number of saunas in comparision to cars in the whole nation. Think of the love they have for natural beings.
2. The country is very much a sports enthusiast, as it might has well hold a world record for hosting number of world championships. Along with world championships, the country has its own set of sports which are shocking and funny in their own idea. One of them being the Wife carrying World Championship, wherein, the winner wins the amount of beer equal to the wife’s weight. This makes it as a honeymoon destination for a lot of couples around the world. Few of the other annual world championships include, Mosquito hunting, Mobile phone throwing, swap football and rubber boot throwing.
3. There is a Golf court on the border of the two countries that is Sweden and Finland, which has half of its holes in Sweden while the Other half in Finland.
4. The land is affectionately known as “The Land of Thousand Lakes” but that doesn’t even come close to the umber of lakes that are actually there in its territory. There are a whopping number of 187,888 lakes within the territory of Finland- the most of any country in the world.
5. With so much of nature to surround them, 9 out of 10 plastic bottles are returned for recycling and almost 100% of glass bottles are also recycled. Any nature enthusiastic will have no issues staying in this country.
6. It’s no secret that Finland suffers from some pretty dark and gloomy winters but, come the summer, the country lives up to its nickname as the Land of the Midnight Sun. Visit the north of the country during the months of June and July and you’ll see the sun never drops below the horizon. Also there is a resort in Finland where you can sleep in a glass igloo to watch the Northern lights.
7. The rules of the country show how much the nation believe in the originality of human kind and nature. Like number of Saunas overpowering the number of car, the dutiful recycling of plastic and glass. One of there rules also suggest that children aren’t suppose to start schooling until the age of seven, which lets them enjoy their childhood enough and even after the schooling starts its not mandatory to grade the kids potential until they reach the standard of 8th. The teachers are suppose to spend four hours in classroom and two hours a week on building the curriculum and assessing students progress. The students are rewarded with top hats and swords on earning their phds.
8. Finland is nation that gave us Nokia Mobile phones to connect with people, doesn’t have a single payphone on the streets of entire country. Finns were also the first one’s to invent world’s first Internet Browsers, Erwise, that was first launched in the year of 1994 with a User Interface (UX), but was soon discontinued since the founder failed to raise enough funds for the same, even after it was appraised by the creator of World Wide Web, Sir Tim Bernors-Lee. In 2010, Finland became the first country in the world to make Internet access a legal right.
9. Every year, Finland increases in surface area by about 7 sq km (2.7 sq mi) per year because it is rebounding from the weight of ice-age glaciers and rising out of sea.
10. While in Finland, be well educated with the traffic rules, as they are very strict with them. Some of them being, the headlights must be On on any time of the day, be it morning, noon, night, rain or snow. Another of it being even more stricter, that being, The cost of traffic and speed violations is calculated by the offending driver’s annual income. One unfortunate, mega rich speed demon was once fined 200,000 euros for a single speeding offense.
The country is fun and stays original with their rules and regulations, enjoying in their purest forms, which makes it one of the must visit countries of the world for its uniqueness.