What does Finland mean?

Definitions for Finland
ˈfɪn ləndFin·land

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Finland, Republic of Finland, Suomi(noun)

    republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917

Wiktionary

  1. Finland(ProperNoun)

    One of the Nordic countries having borders with Sweden, Norway and Russia. Member state of the European Union since 1995. Official name: Republic of Finland (Suomen tasavalta in Finnish, Republiken Finland in Swedish).

Freebase

  1. Finland

    Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north and Russia to the east, while Estonia lies to the south across the Gulf of Finland. An estimated 5.4 million people live in Finland, with the majority concentrated in its southern regions. In terms of area, it is the eighth largest country in Europe and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union. Politically, it is a parliamentary republic with a central government based in the capital of Helsinki, local governments in 336 municipalities and an autonomous region, the Åland Islands. About one million residents live in the Greater Helsinki area and a third of the country's GDP is produced there. Other larger cities include Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Lahti and Kuopio. From the 12th until the start of the 19th century, Finland was a part of Sweden. It then became an autonomous Grand Duchy within the Russian Empire until the Russian Revolution. This prompted the Finnish Declaration of Independence, which was followed by a civil war where the pro-Bolshevik "Reds" were defeated by the pro-conservative "Whites" with support from the German Empire. After a brief attempt to establish a monarchy in the country, Finland became a republic. Finland's experience of World War II involved three separate conflicts: the Winter War and Continuation War against the Soviet Union; and the Lapland War against Nazi Germany. Following the end of the war, Finland joined the United Nations in 1955, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 1969, the European Union in 1995 and the eurozone at its inception in 1999. During this time, it built an extensive Nordic-style welfare state.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Finland

    a grand-duchy forming the NW. corner of Russia; was ceded by the Swedes in 1809, but still retains an independent administration. The coast-line is deeply indented, and fringed with small islands; the interior, chiefly elevated plateau, consists largely of forest land, and is well furnished with lakes, many of which are united by canals, one 36 m. connecting Lake Saima with the Gulf of Finland. Various cereals (barley, oats, &c.) are grown, and there is a varied and valuable fauna; fishing is an extensive industry, and no less than 80 kinds of fish are found in the rivers, lakes, and coast waters. The country is divided into eight counties, and is governed by a Senate and Diet, the reigning Russian emperor holding rank as grand-duke; education is highly advanced; Swedish and Finnish are the two languages of the country, Russian being practically unknown. There is an excellent Saga literature, and the beginnings of a modern literature. The Finns came under the dominion of the Swedes in the 12th and 13th centuries, and were by them Christianised.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. finland

    A Russian grand duchy; in the middle of the 12th century was conquered by the Swedes, who introduced Christianity. It was several times conquered by the Russians (1714, 1742, and 1808), and restored (1721 and 1743); but in 1809 they retained it by treaty.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Finland

    Properly Fenland, the land of lakes and marshes. The native name of the country is Suomesimaa, the watered land of the Suomes.

How to pronounce Finland?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Finland in sign language?

  1. finland

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Finland in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Finland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Finland in a Sentence

  1. Sampo Terho:

    If Finland would like to proceed on this, we should follow the same route as Britain.

  2. The Social Democrats:

    For the first time since 1999 we are the largest party in Finland ... SDP is the prime minister's party.

  3. Photographer Markku Lahdesmaki:

    In most places, when you went to a lake in January, you wouldn't expect to find people swimming, but Finland is not most places.

  4. Esko Mustamaki:

    That sounds like quite a lot. We are currently building an icebreaker for the state of Finland for 123 million euros ($139 million).

  5. Jari Laukkanen:

    Sauna bathing is very common habit related to our culture, in Finland saunas are not luxury items, almost everyone has access to a sauna.

Images & Illustrations of Finland

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