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A country of northern Europe on the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland. Settled by Finnish people by the beginning of the 8th century, the region was controlled from the 13th century by Sweden and after 1809 by Russia. Finland became independent in 1917. Helsinki is the capital and the largest city.

Fin′land·er n.
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I thought to share the experiences of Finnish people with Pakistanis.
For Finnish people sauna is not a luxury experience, it's a necessity - a place to relax with friends and family.
As a book, Hard Work Conquers All not only adds to the history of the Finnish people in Canada, but to the larger literature on Canadian immigration and ethnic history.
"We Finnish people here are ambassadors of our country and have responsbilty to promote and create awareness of our nation," said Swan, adding "businesses here in the UAE could not only look at Finland but also use it as a point to expand businesses further as it could help and facilitate investments from the UAE."
Who would have thought it - what a great sense of humour the Finnish people have.
Vocalist Amy Keipert will join the band singing the beautiful "Finlandia Hymn", in the well-known composition, "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius which celebrates the heroic efforts of the Finnish people against the Russian Empire.
I don't know what it is about Finnish people. I think it's the sauna and the ice thing," the British driver added.
When news broke out about this exchange, the Finnish people felt the need to atone these sins, and they did so right in Israel.
JS: Our conversation has focused on policy but you mentioned something about Finnish people, that they consider education a very important investment.
friendly Finnish people towards further progress, and the good
The aptly named "Winter War" would show the world the determination, bravery and military abilities of the Finnish people. Although vastly outnumbered in men and material, the Finns--with the aid of the severe winter weather--showed what free riflemen fighting for their homes were capable of, and inflicted a series of humiliating defeats upon the Red Army, stopping its early advances (literally) cold.

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