10 most difficult Finland riddlesFinland quiz
Where is the Gulf of Bothnia?
between Finland and Russia
between Sweden and Finland
between Sweden and Denmark
between Finland and Estonia
A number of rivers from both countries flow into the gulf. As a result, a salinity gradient exists from north to south. In the south the water is the normal brackish water of the Baltic Sea, but in the north, the salinity is so low, that one can no longer taste the salt in the water and many freshwater fish thrive in it.
What do Finns call the Baltic Sea?
In all Germanic languages except English the Baltic Sea is called "East Sea" - this includes German (Ostsee), Dutch (Oostzee) and all Scandinavian languages. The name has been used since the Viking age, and was also adopted (through Swedish) into Finnish language, disregarding the geography (the sea is west of Finland).
Where is the Sibelius Monument located?
in Le Havre
The Sibelius Monument is dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius located in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. The sculpture is a series of more than 600 hollow steel pipes, welded together in a wavelike pattern an weighs 24 tonnes.
Which consumer electronics manufacturer also produced tires?
Nokian Tyres was split from the Nokia Corporation in 1988. Nokia, which became the largest mobile telephone manufacturer in 1998, ended its ownership interest in Nokian Tyres in 2003.
What is the unicameral Parliament of Finland called?
The Parliament consists of 200 members, 199 of whom are elected every four years from 13 multi-member districts and one member from Åland Islands. Finland was the first country in the world to implement truly universal full suffrage. The first Parliament, elected in 1907, had 19 female representatives.
Which European language is Finnish most closely related to?
Finnish is not an Indo-European language. It is (together with Estonian) a member of Finnic group, which itself belongs to the Uralic family. Estonian and Finnish are not mutually intelligible, although many words and the grammar are similar, so people can typically understand written texts in the other language to some extent (similarly to Portuguese and Spanish).
What is the second official language in Finland, alongside Finnish?
From the early Middle Ages till 1809 Finland was a part of Sweden. Today, about 5% of the country's population speak Swedish. In one region of Finland - the Åland Islands - Finnish is not used at all, and Swedish is the sole official language.
What traditional Finnish musical instrument is that?
A kantele is a plucked string instrument belonging to the south east Baltic box zither family. In Finland's national epic, Kalevala, the mage Väinämöinen makes the first kantele from the jawbone of a giant pike and a few hairs from Hiisi's stallion. The music it makes draws all the forest creatures near to wonder at its beauty.
Which European capital is this?
The southwestern coast of Finland has a great many skerries; so many, in fact, that they form an archipelago. This characteristic shore makes Helsinki easily recognizable.
The Moomins were created as book characters by Tove Jansson. But who created their well known hippopotamus-like appearances?
Tove Jansson herself
John Bauer, Swedish illustrator
Peyo, Belgian cartoonist
Walt Disney Studio
Tove Jansson (pictured) was not only a writer, but also an illustrator. She created a series of comic books about the Moomins.