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News, 9/29/2014

Mysterious names on the map of Finland

Photo: Jussi Hellsten/VisitFinlandFinnish place-names, map of Finland, Sámi, Swedish, Sveaborg, Viapori, Suomenlinna, Borgå, Porvoo, Tampere, Lahti, Kotka, Kolari, Varkaus, Pohja, Arabia, RovaniemiSuomenlinna (Finland’s Fortress), the island fortress outside Helsinki, is still called Sveaborg (Sweden’s Fortress) in Swedish.

The initially unfathomable place-names that dot the map of Finland have meanings and origins that may be straightforward or less obvious.

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Updated 10/2/2014


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