Finland Fun & Facts

Finland Facts: Here you find out the latest, amazing and interesting fun and facts like; Geography, Maps, Flag, History, Current ruler, Area, Population, Capital, Largest cities, Languages, Race, Religion, Literacy rate and Economy of it.

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  • Finland is part of Fennoscandia, not Scandinavia.
  • There are more saunas than cars in Finland.
  • After WW1, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland emerged as independent nations.
  • In Finland, slot machines are monopolized by a non-profit company that gives all its earnings to charity.
  • At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife's weight in beer.
  • There's a Golf Club on the border of Sweden and Finland: half the holes are in one country and half in the other.
  • In Finland, 9 out of 10 plastic bottles are returned for recycling and almost 100% of glass bottles are also recycled.
  • Passports issued by the UK, Sweden and Finland offer visa-free travel to more countries than any other passports.
  • There's a cruise ship that runs between Stockholm, Sweden, and Helsinki, Finland, just to purchase cheap alcohol.
  • In Finland, when someone earns their Ph.D., they are given a top hat and a sword.
  • There are tuition-free Universities in Finland, Austria, Norway, Germany, and Sweden with careers in English for international students.
  • Declawing cats is legal in most U.S. states but banned in at least 22 countries including Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
  • In 2010, Finland became the first country in the world to make Internet access a legal right.
  • 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 the sea.
  • Ikea names sofas, coffee tables and bookshelves after places in Sweden; beds, wardrobes and hall furniture after places in Norway; carpets after places in Denmark and dining tables and chairs after places in Finland.
  • There's a resort in Finland where you sleep in a glass igloo to watch the northern lights.
  • Mobile Phone Throwing is an official sport in Finland.
  • Finland has more heavy metal bands per capita than any other country in the world.
  • Around 1 in 10 convicts in Finland escaped prison in 2013, making it the prison-break capital of Europe.