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Mysterious names on the map of Finland
Photo: Jussi Hellsten/VisitFinland
Suomenlinna (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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