Finland - Where Finnish Spitz Evolved
Finland, or technically the Republic of Finland
(Suomen tasavalta ) uses Finnish and Swedish as its main spoken languages.
Helsinki is the Capitol of Finland. Other large cities include Tampere, Oulu, Turku, Lahti, Kuopio and Jyväskylä
~Flower of Finland is the Lilly of the Valley.
~Animal is the Brown Bear.
~Bird is the Swan.
~Fish is the Perch.
~Stone is Granite.
~Tree is Birch.
~Motto is "Vart Land" or "Our Land"
But what we are here about is the National Dog of Finland, the Finnish Spitz, declared as such for the 90th anniversary of the Finnish Kennel Club in 1979 in honor of dedication shown.
The Finnish National Anthem is "Maamme". Here an audio clip of it played by the U. S. Navy Band by pressing the audio file above.
Another important musical piece is "Finlandia", which was written by Finnish Composer Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957). It was written as the last of seven pieces, each performed as an accompaniment to a tableau depicting episodes from Finnish history.
Finland's immediate neighbors include: Norway, Sweden and Russia.
It covers land equal to a total: 337,030 sq km, with the following breakdown:
water: 31,560 sq km
land: 305,470 sq km
Lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m
Highest point: Halti 1,328 m
The country is made up of 6 provinces; laanit, Aland, Etela-Suomen Laani, Ita-Suomen Laani, Lansi-Suomen Laani, Lappi, and Oulun Laani. It's population is approximately Five and a quarter million people.
On 6 December 1917 Finland gained its Independence from Russia. It's Capitol is Helsinki, the most northern Capitol in Europe.