What do Finnish people notice if they look at Finland from a distance, and what views do they take with them when visiting other countries? We ask five Finnish journalists who have extensive experience working abroad.
Most heavy metal bands per capita in the world
Source: Business Insider
A little more than a century ago, the newly independent nation of Finland experienced a short but brutal civil war. Though the conflict left deep scars, a culture of working together helped former enemies reconcile and allowed the country to progress relatively quickly in its nation-building process.
Number of reindeer currently kept as pets
Source: Statistics Finland
With more heavy metal bands per capita than anywhere else in the known universe, Finland is at the heart of the tight-knit global metal community. We see how they determine which Finnish city gets the title of Capital of Metal. We also talk with the Finnish university researcher behind the annual Modern Heavy Metal Conference.
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