Finland - Topography



Southern and western Finland consists of a coastal plain with a severely indented coastline and thousands of small islands stretching out to the Åland Islands. Central Finland is an extensive lake plateau with a majority of the country's 60,000 lakes; 24.5% of the area of Mikkelin Province is water.

Northern Finland is densely forested upland. The highest elevations are in the Norwegian border areas; northwest of Enontekiö rises Haltia, a mountain 1,328 m (4,357 ft) above sea level. Extensive, interconnected lake and river systems provide important natural waterways.

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Nov 19, 2018 @ 3:15 pm
This information needs to be sent to our president who seems to think Finland could show California a thing or two about controlling wildfires, ignoring the fact that the terrain of Finland and California are totally different. California's winds, canyons and valleys all contribute to the wildfire disasters the state is experiencing.

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