Next fall Finland’s postal service publishes Tom of Finland’s homoerotic drawings as stamps. I guess that next September I will begin using snail mail again.
Historical provinces of Finland
"Historical" is a bit of an exaggeration when it comes to a state less than 100yrs old but I approve of this
Historical province (historiallinen maakunta) is a term used to distinguish them from the contemporary regions of Finland (maakunta, nykymaakunta). They roughly correspond to Swedish administrative divisions in late Medieval times and also reflect cultural and linguistical variation relatively well.
Exactly!! These have nothing to do with how long Finland has been independent, they existed long before that.