Finland is a heavily forested Nordic nation – the forests cover 74% of the entire country. It lies to the east of Norway and Sweden and has a long border with Russia.
Did you know that the Finnish language is one of the ten most challenging languages in the world to learn and translate? Fortunately, the word “Sauna” is Finnish, so no matter where you enjoy this purifying experience, you can thank Finns for the name.
Finland Facts Trivia Questions and Answers
Remember the mobile gaming sensation – Angry Birds? It was founded in Finland by students in 2003. The game’s creators went on to become publicly listed at a $1 billion valuation in 2017.
Explore the World’s happiest country through the following Finland trivia questions and answers.
1. From 1809 to 1917 Finland was a Grand Duchy. Who was the Grand Duke?
2. Who produced the first Finnish language book, a book of Finnish grammar?
3. From which country did Finland gain its independence in 1917?
4. Let’s start with an easy one: What are the two official languages of Finland?
5. Who was the President of Finland from 1956 to 1981?
6. What is the highest point in Finland?
7. Which is the capital of Finland?
8. What is the Swedish name for Helsinki?
9. Which was Finland’s currency before Euro?
10. Finland has two official languages. One is Finnish, what is the other?
11. Which water body separates Finland and Estonia?
12. When is the Independence Day of Finland?
13. What does the Finnish flag look like?
14. Which Church has the highest number of members in Finland?
15. What is the largest lake in Finland?
16. What is the term of the President of Finland?
17. When was Helsinki founded?
18. Who are the oldest known inhabitants of Finland?
19. Finland has land borders with Norway, Sweden, and Russia. Which country lies immediately south of Finland’s capital, Helsinki, across the Gulf of Finland?
20. What is considered to be Finland’s national instrument?
21. What is the biggest city in Finland?
22. When was Helsinki promoted to the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland?
23. Upon his election in 1994, Ahtisaari became the ____ president of Finland since independence?
24. The part of Finland, where Santa Claus lives, is called what in Finnish?
25. Finland is famous for?
26. The Olympic Games were also held in Helsinki. In what year were they held?
27. From the 12th to the 19th centuries, Finland belonged to a different country. Which country was it?
28. Which well-known Finnish music group had a restaurant at Uudenmaankatu 16-20?
29. Which animal appears on the Finnish coat of arms?
30. Who was elected President of Finland in 2000?
31. With which country does Finland share its longest land border?
32. In what year was Helsinki a European City of Culture?
33. What WAS the capital of Finland BEFORE Helsinki?
34. There are around 200,000 named lakes in Finland, 309 of them larger than ten sq km (about four square miles, or more than three times the actual City of London). Three of those lakes have a surface area exceeding 1,000 square kilometers (386 square miles). Which of these is not one of those?
35. Finland gained its independence in what year?
36. Besides mobile phones, what product is also called Nokia?
37. What is the number of the tram that is also known as the City Tram that makes a trip around Helsinki?
38. Finland’s first female prime minister was elected in 2003. However, she only served for a couple of months before resigning. What was her name?
39. How many Regional State Administrative Agencies of Finland are there?
40. What is the oldest city in Finland?
41. What is the name of the northern and southern boulevard that will lead you to the Market Square and the harbor?
42. What is the name of the Finnish national anthem, in Finnish?
43. In 1939-40 Finland fought the Winter War against which country?
44. When was the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Helsinki held?
45. What is the name of the soccer club that plays all its matches in the Finnair Stadium near the Olympic Stadium?
46. What is the largest National Park in Finland?
47. What is the holiday, which is celebrated on the second last weekend of June. It is a celebration of midsummer and is considered a national holiday in Finland?
48. Often referred to as the Lapps, this ethnic group, inhabitants of northern Finland, prefer to be known by what name?
49. In what year did Finland’s capital hold the Olympics?
50. What can you find at Korkeasaari Island?
51. What is the national animal of Finland?
52. What are the three S’s that Finns are very proud of?
53. This island group lies in the Baltic Sea. It is a possession of Finland but the inhabitants are predominantly Swedish and have considerable autonomy and their own flag. Name it?
54. When translated into English, what is the title of the Finnish national anthem?
55. Which animal will most likely harass you while you are having a bite to eat at the Market Square in Helsinki?
56. While most of the world calls Finland Finland, what do Finns call their country?
57. Finland is often characterized as?
58. Which Finnish multinational electronics company started of as a paper mill in 1865?
59. Estimate Finland’s greatest length from north to south?
60. Which composer best-known for compositions such as Finlandia, is widely recognized as his country’s greatest composer?
61. At Finland’s northernmost point, the sun does not set for how many consecutive days during summer?
62. The Winter War, which started in 1939 and lasted for three months, was a war between Finland and which country?
63. What is Donald Duck called in Finnish?
64. Which city is the third-largest city in Finland and also the largest inland centre in any of the Nordic countries?
65. How many public telephones are there in Finland?
66. Which Finnish runner was called the “Flying Finn”?
67. Finland has the heaviest metal bands in the world, how many?
68. Which hippo-like creatures were created by Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson?
69. How much coffee does a Finn consume in a year?
70. Which are the two countries that are located on both sides of the “Gulf of Bothnia”?