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Did You Know?

How Many Lakes There are in Finland?


Do you know how many lakes there are in Finland?
Do you want to guess?
I can tell you it’s more than you might think!

Even if we count just the big ones, with the size of one hectare or larger, there are 57 000 lakes in Finland. Bot a bad number to start with.

But that’s not all. If we count also the smaller ones, with the sizes of 500 m2 or larger, than the total number of lakes in Finland is 168 000. With this number Finland has easily earned it’s nickname Land of a Thousand Lakes.

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