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Finland Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of Finland.
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: December 22, 2015
First submittedDecember 19, 2015
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Countries that border Finland
Norway
Russia
Sweden
Ocean gulfs that border Finland
Gulf of Bothnia
Gulf of Finland
The above gulfs are part of this sea
Baltic Sea
Capital city
Helsinki
Biggest inland city
Tampere
Traditional steam bath
Sauna
Northern region shared
by 4 countries
Lapland
Main ethnic group that lives there ^
Sami
Mythical person said to live
in that region
Santa Claus
Hint
Answer
73% of Finns belong to this church
(but only 2% attend weekly)
Lutheran
Currency of Finland
Euro
Former currency
Markka
What Finland is called in Finnish
Suomi
Composer of "Finlandia"
Jean Sibelius
Mobile phone company
Nokia
War fought against the USSR in 1940
Winter War
Most popular sport
Ice hockey
Largest freshwater lake
Saimaa
A Finnish spitz is a type of ...
Dog
Creator of the Linux operating system
Linus Torvalds
Long-distance runner
and 12-time Olympic medalist
Paavo Nurmi
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level 46
Dec 20, 2015
I guess Markka is just Mark in English, so you could accept it.
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level ∞
Dec 22, 2015
Okay
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level 76
Apr 20, 2016
Disagree- that would be like accepting "crown" for the Danish krone, Swedish krona or Icelandic krona, or accepting "weight" instead of the many versions of peso that are out there.
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level 66
Apr 25, 2016
I actually call the Swedish currency crown when speaking English.
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level 79
Dec 23, 2015
Santa Claus mythical? I don't think so!
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level 76
Apr 20, 2016
QM should have given a spoiler alert on that one.
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level 73
Aug 3, 2019
The North Pole is in Lapland?
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level 82
Dec 28, 2015
I'd have been very ashamed of myself had I not gotten 100%. I think Turku should be added as an answer though. The hint could be: "Oldest city" or "Ex-capital" (well, before independence under the Swedish rule).
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level 75
Jan 13, 2016
Linux is not an operating system, it's the kernel. You could say "created the kernel for the GNU operating system." Or you could just keep it simple and say "Who created Linux."
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level 76
Apr 20, 2016
I had no clue, but guessed Linus on the hunch that he named it for himself. That sort of made up for not getting Jean Sibelius which I should have remembered.
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level 73
Aug 3, 2019
Pedantry is a computer nerd's religion.
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level 73
Feb 25, 2016
how about...winningest poker player...patrick antonious or how about sniper with most confirmed kills...white death
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level 77
Apr 20, 2016
I thought Bothnia was farther south, near Therbia.
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level 78
Apr 20, 2016
This made me laugh. Thank you!
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level 76
Apr 20, 2016
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level 49
Apr 22, 2016
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level 67
Apr 20, 2016
I've seen it spelt 'Saami' more commonly than 'Sami'.
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level 54
May 4, 2016
This, please accept
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level 62
Apr 20, 2016
I feel ashamed for getting only 12 after having been to Finland.
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level 59
Apr 21, 2016
I am ashamed of getting 12 and never been to finland. Could have gotten a couple more, like sauna, but just gave up
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level 61
Apr 20, 2016
Need to get Teemu Selanne involved in this. The Finns worship him. He set the NHL record for goals by a rookie (76), so you could ask that one.
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level 70
Apr 20, 2016
Definitely not more famous sportsman than Paavo Nurmi
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level 57
Apr 20, 2016
Lasse Viren would also have to be a contender for the greatest sportperson they produced.
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level 69
Sep 18, 2017
I thought of Viren, too. But 9 gold medals > 4 gold medals.
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level 73
Aug 3, 2019
Who x 3 = ?
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level 51
Feb 28, 2018
Not nearly every Finn worships him. His political views, for example, are considered controversial.
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level 67
Feb 28, 2018
That's news to me. As a Winnipegger, when I went to Finland I was treated very well (unbelievably well - it started to feel like a second home) whenever anyone found out I was from the home of the Jets. And now with Patrick Laine...
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level 70
Apr 21, 2016
Too Fenno-centric!
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level 22
Apr 22, 2016
How can you have a quiz about Finland and not include Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim? Without his leadership in WWII and after the war the Finns would be speaking Russian now. In 2001, fifty years after Mannerheim's death, the Finns voted him greatest Finn of all time. Outlandish, preposterous!
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level 71
Apr 24, 2016
Oh, thank god I got 100%. Would have hated myself otherwise, being Finnish.
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level 60
Dec 29, 2016
Wow! This was hard. I was not able to Finnish it! To all you Pun Haters out there, thats right... I said it!
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level 49
Dec 16, 2017
Shouldn't Helsingfors be accepted for Helsinki?
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level 61
Feb 28, 2018
You know when you're talking to an extroverted Finn? They look at your shoes. Thank you very much.
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level 49
Feb 28, 2018
how did I miss the second gulf one..LOL its so obvious..and btw s afew I had no idea.I guessed horse for the finnish spitz.. and I can't spell the churchname apparently, cause I knew that one. I thought the northern province one was zealand.. but I guess I was wrong, like usual :P
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level 40
Feb 28, 2018
Type-Inns request for Helsinki- Helsingfors?
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level 76
Feb 28, 2018
If Santa lives in Lapland, shouldn't elves be the main ethnic group?
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level 62
Mar 11, 2018
I see where your'e going with that logic, but...
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level 62
Mar 11, 2018
Fennoscandia is also a northern region of Europe including four countries that Finland is part of.
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level 19
Jun 12, 2018
I got 22/24. I've been living in Finland for six years. Feeling ashamed right now...
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level 56
Aug 20, 2018
Sami people are not the main ethnic group in Lapland even though they are the original inhabitants. Wikipedia article about Lapland: "the Sami people are estimated to only make up around 5% of its total population" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A1pmi
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level 24
Sep 18, 2018
never been to Finland (but would love to go and will probably go in the next year) but still scored 15/24
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level 53
Dec 14, 2018
Can you please accept Saami for Sami?
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level 46
Dec 15, 2018
I did not know what is spitz and Google translator did not know either.
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level 63
Dec 24, 2018
Spitz on pystykorva
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level 22
Jan 17, 2019
Nice! This is pretty much correct, i’m from Finland. / Kiva! Tälä on aika oikein, oon Suomesta.
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level 53
Apr 14, 2019
Only 25% knew spitz is a dog? I never heard of a Finnish spitz but a regular old spitz is a pretty well known dog breed, I think...
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level 66
Oct 12, 2019
It sounded like a type of alcohol to me!