Finland Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Finland?
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Last updated: May 30, 2020
First submittedDecember 19, 2015
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Hint
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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
in the above
Sami
Mythical person said by some 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
Operating system created
by Linus Torvalids
Linux
Long-distance runner
and 12-time Olympic medalist
Paavo Nurmi
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Level 48
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 67
Apr 25, 2016
I actually call the Swedish currency crown when speaking English.
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Level 81
Dec 23, 2015
Santa Claus mythical? I don't think so!
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Level 79
Apr 20, 2016
QM should have given a spoiler alert on that one.
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Level 82
Aug 3, 2019
The North Pole is in Lapland?
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Level 40
Oct 26, 2020
@someone2018 agreed
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Level 44
Oct 24, 2020
I thought it was Lapponia...XD
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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 80
Apr 20, 2016
I thought Bothnia was farther south, near Therbia.
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Level 81
Apr 20, 2016
This made me laugh. Thank you!
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Level 79
Apr 20, 2016
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Level 50
Apr 22, 2016
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Level 51
Oct 26, 2020
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2020
Me no get it
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Level 48
Aug 5, 2020
Bothnia as in ‘bosnia’ and Therbia as in ‘serbia’. If you talk with a ‘th’ instead of ‘s’
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Level 65
Oct 27, 2020
Only in the words of Mike Tyson....
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Level 72
Apr 20, 2016
I've seen it spelt 'Saami' more commonly than 'Sami'.
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Level 58
May 4, 2016
This, please accept
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Level 36
Mar 28, 2020
It's the English version, Saami is the Finnish one.
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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 65
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 73
Apr 20, 2016
Definitely not more famous sportsman than Paavo Nurmi
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Level 61
Apr 20, 2016
Lasse Viren would also have to be a contender for the greatest sportperson they produced.
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Level 79
Sep 18, 2017
I thought of Viren, too. But 9 gold medals > 4 gold medals.
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Level 82
Aug 3, 2019
Who x 3 = ?
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Level 52
Feb 28, 2018
Not nearly every Finn worships him. His political views, for example, are considered controversial.
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Level 70
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 60
Jul 28, 2020
Gee, what a surprise that a hockey player would turn out to be an ignorant reactionary. :P
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Level 65
Oct 24, 2020
I am unfamiliar with his politics. But he is my favorite hockey player, and whenever I mentioned that in Finland, people were *ecstatic.* Things may have changed in the four years since I've been there.
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Level 72
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 56
Oct 24, 2020
The Greatest Finns vote took place in 2004. Not 2001.
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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 62
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 53
Dec 16, 2017
Shouldn't Helsingfors be accepted for Helsinki?
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Level 62
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 83
Oct 24, 2020
What a nice way to Finnish your sentence.
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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 79
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 31
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 58
Dec 14, 2018
Can you please accept Saami for Sami?
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Level 48
Dec 15, 2018
I did not know what is spitz and Google translator did not know either.
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Level 62
Dec 24, 2018
Spitz on pystykorva
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Level 26
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 72
Oct 12, 2019
It sounded like a type of alcohol to me!
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Level 74
Oct 24, 2020
Spritz
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Level 58
Jun 22, 2020
reminded me of sunflower seeds
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Level 53
Jan 18, 2020
Accept Helsingfors for Helsinki and Tammerfors for Tampere please. They're both official names for the cities and they're accepted on most other quizzes.
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Level 61
Feb 24, 2020
Finnish language authorities recommend to use names in the area's majority language, except in estonian and sandinavian languages.
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Level 34
Jul 10, 2020
Isn't East Sea another name for Baltic Sea? I know it is in Dutch, but maybe not in English
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Level 63
Jul 24, 2020
Not in English. It's East Sea in Germanic languages apart from English, and is also called East Sea in Finnish
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Level 49
Jul 21, 2020
May I make a Finnish version of this quiz?
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Level 73
Jul 21, 2020
Sure
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Level 49
Jul 21, 2020
Thanks!
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Level 69
Aug 23, 2020
No one knows the lake, forget the lake. In the next version, how about, "Mostly Swedish-speaking island group"?
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Level 49
Sep 30, 2020
Got only 15 and I am norwegian. How much do finnish kids learn of Norway in school, because we did almost learn nothing of Finland.
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Level 57
Oct 3, 2020
I think Linus Torvalds, not Torvalids.
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Level 51
Oct 24, 2020
I expected a question about Supercell.
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Level 53
Oct 24, 2020
i thought the northern region with four countries was scandinavia, that clue could be a bit more specific maybe?
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Level 56
Oct 24, 2020
Winter War began in 1939. Fix?
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Level 61
Oct 24, 2020
Linus Torvalds' name seems to be misspelled with an "I" in the middle.
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Level 63
Oct 24, 2020
Kinda feel like an idiot for not getting euro on this one. I think I assumed that Finland would have a unique currency separate from the euro just because all the other Scandavian countries do.
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Level 50
Oct 24, 2020
I typed Protestant. Technically correct?
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Level 70
Oct 25, 2020
Vaguely surprised to not see Eero Saarinen. The NYT crossword would have you think he's the most important fact about Finland.
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Level 44
Nov 4, 2020
According to Wikipedia the second largest city is not Tampere, but Espoo - 279,000 population versus Tampere's 231,000. Perhaps this should be updated?