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179,584 islands

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    that's how many islands finland had some 10 yrs ago when that particular bathroom reader was compiled; the most islands of any country.

    however, that is most likely already incorrect as the land is continually rising and that would have created new ones.

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    :think: WHO counted them...? :crazy:

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    Good grief! That makes the 1017 islands in the Philippines look feeble!!

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    yet there are only 187,888 lakes....

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    So some nice arid islands then? The ones without lakes must be the small ones, and rain just runs back into teh rivers and out to sea?

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      yes, and some, of course are off the coast. in fact, a whole LOT of them are off the coast. take a look at this small section outside turku, in the southwest corner:


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        come to think of it, how'd you find your way to your cottage? or back again? :think:

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        :lol:

        To be honest, I never knew there were so many islands round there. I understood there to be a good FEW, but not that many!! :o

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        meh. give it a few years and that is mountains, not islands :P

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        and you can walk across to sweden... :think:

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        Now there's a thought. Fascinating though.

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        if i recall correctly, it rises 1 m/ever 100 yrs. or was it .5?

        apparently it's 80 cm.

        however, the global warming is counteracting the whole process.

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        Wonder how many could be made habitable? There's one of a similar size next top Inio, but it doesn't seem to be named. Are most of them just rocks jutting out of the sea?

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          when you're ferrying across from finland to sweden, you see plenty of barren rocks sticking out like bald heads from the ocean.. lots of them. some have houses built on top.

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          pilvikki wrote:
            that's how many islands finland had some 10 yrs ago when that particular bathroom reader was compiled; the most islands of any country.

            however, that is most likely already incorrect as the land is continually rising and that would have created new ones.

            :P

            :think: WHO counted them...? :crazy:



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            You are right that the count is likely to be incorrect, but somebody with Google Earth and a degree in Geography could easily do the job.

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            Fantastic! At this rate, every family in Finland could soon own their own island!

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            those are sweedish names...

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            Dang. Do you mean to tell me those Swedes took over Finland? :thud:

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            there are some there that still looks finnish... and some a mix of the two...


            ...besides. You can already walk from finnland to sweeden. up north.

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            ...besides. You can already walk from finnland to sweeden. up north.


            :lmao4:

            well, the islands in between finland and sweden are a blend of the two languages and peoples, poorly understood by either side. you know, like quebec french or cajun english.

            :lol:

            meanwhile... counting islands... "46 721... 46 722... 46 723... hello.... no! i don't want my ducts cleaned! oh no, where was i? oh well, 42 624... 42 625..."

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            :lol:

            Well I want one! Any for sale???

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