Finland
or Finn Suomi geographical name country N Europe bordering on Gulf of Bothnia & Gulf of Finland; a republic capital Helsinki area 130,128 square miles (337,032 square kilometers), population 5,058,000 • Finlander noun

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  • FINLAND — (Finnish Suomi) republic in N. Europe. Until 1809 it was part of the kingdom of Sweden, where Jews had been prohibited from settling within its borders. When in 1809 Finland became a grand duchy in the Russian Empire, Czar Alexander I declared… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Finland — • As of the time of this article, a department or province of the Russian Empire; bounded on the north by Norway, on the west by Sweden and the Gulf of Bothnia, on the south by the Gulf of Finland Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Finland — bezeichnet folgende geographischen Orte: Finland (Minnesota), Ort in den Vereinigten Staaten Finland (Pennsylvania), Ort in den Vereinigten Staaten Finland (South Carolina), Ort in den Vereinigten Staaten Finland bezeichnet: Finland (1902), ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Finland —    Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden from the twelfth century until Tsar Alexander I launched the Russo Swedish War of 1808–09, after which it became a grand duchy of the Russian Empire. Finland was guaranteed constitutional government,… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Finland — [fin′lənd] 1. country in N Europe, northeast of the Baltic Sea: 130,547 sq mi (338,115 sq km); pop. 5,078,000; cap. Helsinki: Finn. name SUOMI 2. Gulf of arm of the Baltic Sea, south of Finland: c. 250 mi (402 km) long …   English World dictionary

  • Finland — Finland, s. Finnland …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Finland — Finland, s. Finnland …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • finland — FINLAND, Païs voisins de Suede, Finlandia, id est, pulchra terra, quod pulchrior est, et amoenior sit, quam Suecia, Plinius videtur eam appellasse Finnoniam, a qua et Sinus Finnonicus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Finland — This article is about the country in Northern Europe. For other uses, see Finland (disambiguation). Coordinates: 65°N 27°E / 65°N 027°E / 65; …   Wikipedia

  • Finland — /fin leuhnd/, n. 1. Finnish, Suomi. a republic in N Europe: formerly a province of the Russian Empire. 5,109,148; 130,119 sq. mi. (337,010 sq. km). Cap.: Helsinki. 2. Gulf of, an arm of the Baltic, S of Finland. * * * Finland Introduction Finland …   Universalium

  • finland — 1. (Finland) (1837↑, 222↓) Also home of great rally drivers and people who can drink pretty much anyone under the table. Author: MoonKnight http://finland.urbanup.com/11692 2. (Finland) (1299↑, 234↓) The metal capital of the world. Finntroll,… …   Urban English dictionary

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