Top 10 Finland facts Selected as the most interesting among Scandinavia related questions in Scandinavia quiz Which country other than Sweden, has the largest Swedish-speaking population?Finland was a part of Sweden from the 12th to the 19th century. Many Swedish settlers arrived at the coastal regions during the medieval time. In the 17th century, Swedish became the dominant language of the nobility, administration and education. Today, the Swedish minority in Finland numbers 280,000 people.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Scandinavia facts » This photo was taken in one of European capitals. Where?In Helsinki. These powerful icebreakers are docked for the summer season at the port of Helsinki. Almost all of Finland trade comes through the brackish Gulf of Finland, which freezes easily during winter.Created by: Debbie Foxcities of Scandinavia facts » Which European countries once instituted prohibition of alcohol?Nordic Countries. In the early twentieth century, much of the impetus for the prohibition movement in the Nordic countries and North America came from moralistic convictions of pietistic Protestants. Nordic countries had started prohibition before the United States did. Between 1915-1919, laws were passed in Norway, Iceland and Finland. Created by: globalquiz.orgalcohol facts » Which consumer electronics manufacturer also produced tires?Nokian Tyres was split from the Nokia Corporation in 1988. Nokia, which became the largest mobile telephone manufacturer in 1998, ended its ownership interest in Nokian Tyres in 2003.Created by: Monica Stillertires facts » How do Finns call the Baltic Sea?East Sea. In all Germanic languages except English the Baltic Sea is called "East Sea" - this includes German (Ostsee), Dutch (Oostzee) and all Scandinavian languages. The name has been used since the Viking age, and was also adpoted (through Swedish) into Finnish language, disregarding the geography (the sea is west of Finland).Created by: Gizem İsmailoğluBaltic Sea facts » What is the second official language in Finland, with Finnish?Swedish. From the early Middle Ages to 1809 Finland was a part of Sweden. Today, about 5% of country population speak Swedish. In one region of Finland - the Åland Islands - Finnish is completely not used, and Swedish is the sole official language.Created by: globalquiz.orglanguages facts » Which Nordic country is not very successful in the alpine skiing competitions?Finland. Alpine skiing is the sport of sliding down snow-covered hills. Since Finland is flat (except for low mountains in the far North), there are places no to practice alpine skiing there. In the whole Olympic Games history, Finland won only one medal (Tanja Poutiainen, silver in giant slalom in 2006).Created by: globalquiz.orgskiing facts » In which countries there is a government monopoly on the sale of liquor?In Scandinavia. The state-run vendor is called Systembolaget in Sweden, Vinmonopolet in Norway and Alko in Finland. The governments of these countries claim that the purpose of these monopolies is to reduce the consumption of alcohol.Created by: CleoNorway facts » Which European language is Finnish most closely related to?Estonian. Finnish is not an Indo-European language. It is (together with Estonian) a member of Finnic group, which itself belong to Uralic family. Estonian and Finnish are not mutually intelligible, although many words and the grammar are similar, so people can typically understand written texts in the other language to some extent (similarily to Portuguese and Spanish).Created by: Paul CaspackScandinavia facts » The Moomins were created as book characters by Tove Jansson. But who created their well known hippopotamus-like appearances?Tove Jansson herself. Tove Jansson (pictured) was not only a writer, but also an illustrator. She created a series of comic books about the Moomins.Created by: globalquiz.orgfairy tales facts » Play Scandinavia quiz and see all the questions.