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  Regions of Finland - Definition, explanation
The regions are governed by Regional Councils, which serve as forums of cooperation for the municipalities of a region.
Regions represent dialectal, cultural and economic variations better than the provinces, which are purely administrative divisions of the central government.
¹ The role that the Regional Councils serve on Mainland Finland are on the Åland Islands handled by the autonomous Government of Åland.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/r/re/regions_of_finland.php   (390 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Regions of Finland
Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta, landskap).
The municipalities of a region are associated with a Regional Council[?].
See also: Provinces of Finland, Municipalities of Finland, Historical provinces of Finland
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/re/Regions_of_Finland   (56 words)

  
  Finland - Landform Regions
In Finland, the same physical characteristics are common to each of the four geographic regions into which the country is divided.
A principal reason for this decision was that, during the winter, the islands are physically linked to Finland by the frozen waters of the sea and are hence essential for the country's defense.
The land of coastal Finland is used for agriculture and dairy farming.
countrystudies.us /finland/28.htm   (747 words)

  
  Finland - MSN Encarta
Finland is one of Europe’s most northerly countries, with about one-third of its area lying north of the Arctic Circle.
Finland is landlocked to the north, where it borders Norway, and to the east, where it borders Russia.
Finland is sometimes grouped with the countries of Scandinavia, with which it maintains close ties.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578960/Finland.html   (915 words)

  
 Finland - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Finland’s interior is heavily forested, and its surface is a tangle of lakes, rivers, swamps, and bogs.
In the south, the climate is moderated by the proximity of the sea.
However, Finland does have significant deposits of peat, which is cut from the numerous peat bogs that cover much of the north.
encarta.msn.com /text_761578960___2/Finland.html   (1012 words)

  
  Regions of Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The regions are governed by regional councils, which serve as forums of cooperation for the municipalities of a region.
Regions represent dialectal, cultural and economic variations better than the provinces, which are purely administrative divisions of the central government.
¹ The role that the regional councils serve on Mainland Finland are on the Åland Islands handled by the autonomous Government of Åland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Regions_of_Finland   (123 words)

  
 Finland HISTORY
Swedish colonization in Finland was concentrated in the southern and western regions of Finland.
Finland was a battleground between the Swedes and Russia, whose encroachments on southeastern Sweden were persistent as Swedish power declined in the 18th century.
Finland's postwar policy, based on the Paasikivi Line named for the president that formulated the policy, has been termed dismissively as "Finlandization." It is true that Finland maintained a scrupulous and cautious policy of neutrality in foreign affairs.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Europe/Finland-HISTORY.html   (1628 words)

  
 Finland
Conclusive archaeological evidence exists that the area now comprising Finland was settled 8.000 B.C, during the Stone Age, as the inland ice of the last ice age receded.
Finland's nearly 700-year association with the Kingdom of Sweden is traditionally connected with the year 1154 and the alleged introduction of Christianity by Sweden's King Erik.
The climate in Southern Finland is a northern temperate climate.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/f/fi/finland_1.html   (2297 words)

  
 History of Finland Summary
Finland was part of the Swedish Empire from about 1200 to 1809, when Russia conquered the country from Sweden and a personal union between the two countries was established.
The coastal regions of Finland were a part of the Nordic Bronze Culture, whereas in the inland regions the influences came from the bronze-using cultures of Northern Russia.
Thus Finland was under an obligation to ensure the residents of the Åland Islands a right to maintain the Swedish language, as well as their own culture and local traditions.
www.bookrags.com /History_of_Finland   (6927 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Finland - Landform Regions | Finnish Information Resource
In Finland, the same physical characteristics are common to each of the four geographic regions into which the country is divided (see fig.
A principal reason for this decision was that, during the winter, the islands are physically linked to Finland by the frozen waters of the sea and are hence essential for the country's defense.
The land of coastal Finland is used for agriculture and dairy farming.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/finland/finland38.html   (879 words)

  
 Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Finland's representation in international organisations and courts of justice
Representation of foreign states in Finland or in the nearest country to Finland
Finland's Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2007
formin.finland.fi /english   (340 words)

  
 UNESCO Observatory on the Information Society:Regions/Europe/Finland
Its mission is to promote development of the information society in Finland.
Finland - Education, Training and Research in the Information Society.
Upper Karelia is a remote rural area located in the eastern forest periphery of Finland, which suffered from unemployment, declining incomes, out-migration of young people, cuts in public services and infrastructure.
www.unesco.org /webworld/portal_observatory/pages/Regions/Europe/Finland/index.shtml   (705 words)

  
 Finland travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Finland (Finnish: Suomi, Swedish: Finland, [2]) is in Northern Europe and has borders with Russia to the East, Norway to the North and Sweden to the West.
Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809.
Finland is one of the few societies on Earth (the other being Mongolia) where it is considered normal for adults to drink milk (maito) as an accompaniment to food.
wikitravel.org /en/Finland   (8727 words)

  
 Finland: A Rising Nationality
But the inhabitants of Central Finland, the Sawos, partaking of the physical features of both neighbours, are an intermediate link between the two; and all three-Karelians, Sawos, and Tawastes-speaking the same language, living the same manner of life, and having so much in common as to their national characteristics-melt together into one ethnical type-the Finnish.
On the other side of the Gulf of Finland like treasures of popular poetry were brought to light, sung also by the runoiat in a language most akin to that of the Kalevala, and so suggestive of the common origin of both stems, now separated by politics, but once united by their common civilisation.
The Constitution of Finland, framed in 1810 and slightly modified in 1869 and 1882, is very indefinite, and leaves the Crown a wide field for interfering with the affairs of the country.
dwardmac.pitzer.edu /Anarchist_Archives/kropotkin/Finland/Finland.html   (7642 words)

  
 Describing FUN (Finnish Urban Network)
In this article the urban network in Finland is analysed by investigating the functionally significant urban regions of Finland during the mid-1990s.
One impetus for this study comes from the ongoing change in Finnish regional policy: there have been clear signs (as well as pressure) to underline the role of urban regions in regional development, thus reflecting the assertions of urban regions as the locomotives of socio-economic development.
The value for a particular urban region had to exceed a certain value (at least 1 per cent), based on national-level values: for example, if the population of Finland is 5.1 million inhabitants, the value required to fulfil the criterion of being a significant urban region, in terms of population, was 51 000 inhabitants.
joyx.joensuu.fi /~urban/framing.htm   (2747 words)

  
 Geography of Finland - Regions, Climate
Finland is the northernmost country on the European continent.
Although other countries have points extending farther north, virtually all of Finland is north of 60 degrees north latitude; nearly a quarter of the land area and fully one-third of the latitudinal extent of the country lie north of the Arctic Circle.
Latitude is the principal influence on Finland's climate.
worldfacts.us /Finland-geography.htm   (1270 words)

  
 Sub-regions of Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2005 Finland is divided into 77 sub-regions (seutukunta in Finnish, ekonomisk region in Swedish).
The sub-regions are formed by groups of municipalities within the 20 regions of Finland.
The sub-regions represent a LAU 1 level of division used in conjunction with the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Districts_of_Finland   (83 words)

  
 History of hemp in Finland
Hemp cultivation in Finland, by county, in 1910.
According to pollen studies, hemp became common in the region of Southern Savo (west of Southern Karelia) during the 15th and 16th centuries, and its cultivation was most widespread during the 18th century and into the beginning of the 19th century.
It is younger than the cultivation of cereals but, at least in Finland, its breakthrough and popularity began at about the same time as a period known as "the second expansion" of pioneer settlements during the 15th and 16th centuries.
mojo.calyx.net /~olsen/HEMP/IHA/iha03115.html   (2793 words)

  
 Assembly of European Regions - European organisation
Conference on Future of Rural Development policy and rural Regions
Created in 1985, the Assembly of European Regions brings together more than 250 regions from 33 countries and 14 interregional organisations.
Its current President is Riccardo ILLY, President of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (I).
www.a-e-r.org   (314 words)

  
 Finland Maps - official travel and tourism guide to Finland
Finland Maps - official travel and tourism guide to Finland
To view or make a print copy of a map please click the name of an appropriate map.
The contents of the map for searching places, routes and services in Finland are updated by Finnish travel companies.
www.visitfinland.com /w5/index.nsf/(pages)/Finland_Maps   (142 words)

  
 Regions in Finland - Hotels A-Z - flexibletrips.com
Finland, a Nordic country, nestled between Sweden and Norway in the west, and Russia to the east, has all the attributes of a fantastic holiday spot.
With a large country and a small population, Finland offers a lot of space and unspoilt nature.
In Finland you'll find pure and varied nature with lots of exciting activities including cycling, fishing, hiking, golf, wildlife and spas.
www.flexibletrips.com /HotelsAZ/Finland.jsp   (132 words)

  
 REGIONS & CULTURE: Finland's hot potato - Karelia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thanks to the strong influence of the people who live there and of their evacuee kith-and-kin scattered all over the rest of the country, the essence of what it is to be Finnish has a very visible Karelian component.
Writing in Helsingin Sanomat on 4.9.1998, Dr. Pekka Sutela (who works at the Bank of Finland) had this to say about Russia: "They are pretending to be a great power, although their economy is about the size of the Netherlands' and their share of the global economy is negligible.
Therein lies the central reason why it is not in our interests to return the area to Finland." At the end of 1998 it was estimated that the population of Karelia had fallen to just over 200,000 Russians, a large part of whom were military and government officials.
www.publiscan.fi /cu13e-9.htm   (2082 words)

  
 Finland : Regions in Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Turku & The Åland Islands -- The city of Turku, Finland's oldest city and former capital, is on the west coast.
This region is an important tourist area, with many resorts along the shores of the lakes.
Known throughout the world, this is the land of the midnight sun, reindeer, and the Lapps with their traditional garb.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=261&catID=0261020814   (708 words)

  
 Finland Sub-regions
I have chosen to regard the sub-regions as the second-order administrative divisions of Finland.
At the end of 2003, Finland was divided into 430 kunnat (municipalities), which are the basic units of local government.
These are the nineteen regional councils of Finland.
www.statoids.com /yfi.html   (418 words)

  
 Regions Finland Europe Regional   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Finland region, are studied by methods and approaches in which ecology and social sciences are strongly connected.
Regions and bordersNordic Council, Denmark - Apr 17, 2007The development will move forward anyway no matter whether there are six or nine regions in the end.
Finland and Norway are still looking for new ways,...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/Europe/Finland/Regions   (289 words)

  
 Finland - Travelling to Finland - Holiday in Finland
Provinces in Finland [ laanit ]: Ahvenanmaa, Hame, Keski-Suomi, Kuopio, Kymi, Lappi, Mikkeli, Oulu, Pohjois-Karjala, Turku ja Pori, Uusimaa, Vaasa
Kauniainen is one of the four towns in the metropolitan region.
The regions they cover are Alaska, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Faroe Islands and the northern parts of the Russian Federation.
www.reiswijs.co.uk /destinations/europe/finland/finland.html   (1582 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Books / Subjects / Travel & Holiday / Countries & Regions / Europe / Finland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This book includes a section detailing Finland's history, 10 features covering the country's life and culture, ranging from its vast forested terrain to its top Formula One driver Mika Hakkinen, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with...
This 106-page compact guidebook covers Finland's highlights, ranging from the architectural harmony of Helsinki's neoclassical Senate Square to the spectacular reflected peaks of Ukko-Koli in the still waters of Lake Pielinen.
With engaging words and sensitive images, this work illustrates the riches of Finland, a nation with an inimitable magnetism, capable of extraordinary magic in winter and surprising charm in summer.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/279673   (507 words)

  
 Accommodation in Finland and Cheap Travel to Finland :-) Hospitality Club   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Introduction to Finland is a good place to start your tour.
Hitch-hike through Finland with a friend and get to experience the hospitality of Finns, at the same time you'll learn about the history and culture from locals.
Finland has lots of winter sports activities, and loads of things to do.
secure.hospitalityclub.org /hc/hcworld.php?country=66&language=eng   (599 words)

  
 Fathers of Finland
The origins of the Saami, a nomadic culture in the north of Scandinavia and Finland, have long been debated.
The researchers used this method to analyze 25 Y chromosome SNPs in men from three different regions of Finland, three groups of Saami, and two other populations belonging to the Uralic language group.
These results support the idea that two separate groups settled Finland and point to shared genetic structure between the Finns and the Saami.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2001-02/CSHL-FoF-2502101.php   (250 words)

  
 Regions of Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish).
The regions are governed by, which serve as forums of cooperation for the municipalities of a region.
This page was last modified 22:29, 29 May 2005.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Regions_of_Finland   (166 words)

  
 Regions of Finland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Finland is divided into 20 regions (''maakunta/landskap'' in Finnish languageFinnish/Swedish languageSwedish).
The regions are governed by Regional Councils of FinlandRegional Councils, which serve as forums of cooperation for the Municipalities of Finlandmunicipalities/ of a region.
Finland's crippling paper industry dispute ended Friday but there were lingering fears that the seven-week shutdown could have wider repercussions beyond the loss of an estimated 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion) in export earnings.
www.infothis.com /find/Regions_of_Finland   (337 words)

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