|My question is: the city of Turku has honoured a famous dutchman. Do you know the name of the person? Thanks for the effort. Greetings from Holland.
||There is a street called Peter Thorwöste road in Turku. Peter Thorwöste was a dutchman, who lived in Turku in the 17th century, and died here 1659. He was a well-known tradesman and industrialist, he founded for example ironworks in Fiskars. Some further information about Fiskars you can find here:
Could this Peter Thorwöste be "the famous dutchman" you are looking for? If he is not, could you please give us more information about the man you are trying to identify. When did he live? What did he do for living?
|How many books are published in Finland each year? Of which how many are children's books, and how many of them are translations of foreign books? Are there…
||In the year 2010 12 017 books were published in Finland. 2 432 of them were translations into Finnish and 112 into Swedish. In 2008 815 childrens books were published. At this moment it is not possible to have newer information about childrens books because of the updating the statistics of Suomen kustannusyhdistys (the Finnish Book Publishers Association):
Sources of information:
- Tilastokeskus (Statistics Finland, http://www.stat.fi/)
- Kansalliskirjasto (The National Library of Finland, http://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/index.html)
- Suomen tilastollinen vuosikirja (Statistical…
|I,m from Moldova, will you be so kind as to write me when is the National Holiday of Finland. Thanks
||In this site you will find national holidays of Finland for years 2003 and 2004 http://www.eurobeaches.com/finland/fidates.htm
|I'd like to know political Karelianist's work which assert the establishment of Greater Finland by annexation of Eastern Karelia.
||Karelianism is mostly understood to mean the powerful artistic movement, which prevailed at the turn of the century. At that time one of its aims was to bolster the nascent independence movement in Finland, which was still under Tsarist Russia. Finland was a Russian Grand Duchy until Lenin granted Finland independence in 1917. The reasons for Finland’s territorial expansionism are many and varied.
Despite the bitter political and emotional scars that resulted from the fierce civil war between the reds and the whites in 1917-1918, Finland was able to unite in the face of the common enemy and fought the Soviet army during the so-called Winter War in 1939-1940. Although the odds were overwhelming against the Finnish army, it was able to…
|Can u give the information about the "researchers dig into hell" which they heard a sound from hell. can you give me the information. Thank you. There's an…
Because you know so exactly the name of the article you can give us little bit more information where you have heard about it. I searched with Internet search services and some other sources - no result.
If I may say my opinion this "article" is more like a short story or novel than research or fact. Kind of a horror story If I may guess. So we here in the library try to search it from fiction shelves. Little bit extra information from your side couldn't do any harm.
|Weather conditions in Helsinki in October.
||The main factor influencing Finland's climate is the country's geographical position between the 60th and 70th northern parallels in the Eurasian continent's coastal zone, which shows characteristics of both a maritime and a continental climate, depending on the direction of air flow. The mean temperature in Finland is several degrees (as much as 10°C in winter) higher than that of other areas in these latitudes, e.g. Siberia and south Greenland. The temperature is raised by the Baltic Sea, inland waters and, above all, by airflows from the Atlantic, which are warmed by the Gulf Stream.
For more information visit the website of the Finnish Meteorological Institute http://www.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/en/index.html
On the site http://www.…
|Dear Sir/Madam, I have tried to renew a book that I have borrowed from the city library. However, I found out it didn't work online because it said "You cannot…
||We could not check Your customer record because You didn't give Your name. You wrote in English so we could suggest that the obvious reason is that You are not staying permanenntly in Finland? The usual politics is that the library card can be used six months by those not living permanently in Finland. However, You can came to any Helmet library with Your library card and ID and then we can re-activate Your card for another six months. (If this is not the case, please call any Helmet library so that we can check Your customer record.)
|So my youngest child has managed to lost one of my rented books, how can I "replace" the book and how does it work? Thank you.
||Hi! You can either pay the book in any of the HelMet-libraries or replace the book with a same book.
From our user regulations:
"Compensating for items and paying the fees
You will have to compensate for lost or damaged material by paying a price which is charged according to the item’s value registered in the library’s database. If you wish to substitute a similar item for the material lost or damaged, you will have to settle each case separately with the library."
|What finnish libraries carry out personal bibliographic informing in the Internet, like Aktiivi-PIKI in Tampere?
||As far as I know, Pallas IntroActive system (in Tampere it is called Aktvii-Piki -service)is the only library program used in public libraries in Finland that contains personal bibligraphic informing part of the library services via Internet.
But Tampere is not the only library that uses Pallas -library system (+ IntroActive)in Finland. For example Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Joensuu, Porvoo, Kajaani, Seinäjoki, Rovaniemi and Vaasa City Libraries and many other libraries use Pallas library system.
|I like to know building's name and adress where peace treatment will be held in 15th August between Indonesia and Free Aceh Movement.
||The peace treatment was signed in the Government Banquet Hall in Helsinki. For further information, see http://www.valtioneuvosto.fi/vn/liston/base.lsp?r=1827&k=en .
|How can I find out what is on at La Fenice in Venice
||It seems to me that there are no performances in the beginning of September in La Fenice, since there is no information in the calendar of performances before the 23.9.2007, http://www.teatrolafenice.it/cartellone_calendario.php?aaaa=2007&mm=9&d… (i checked both the italian and the english version). You could try contacting the box office, contact information can be found here http://www.teatrolafenice.it/static/biglietteria.php .
|Is there a library I can use in holidays (sundays)? I'm looking for library which keeps library (more exactly, study room: not wanting to chech out books) open…
||Helsinki City Libraries open on Sundays are:
Cable Book Library
Opening hours, contact information and location on map:
Cable Book Library is near Kamppi, but there isn't any study room.
Itäkeskus library has a study room (for 48 persons), but the library is in East-Helsinki.
Kallio (study room for 8 persons) and Töölö (study room for almost 100 persons) Libraries are both quite near Pasila so perhaps You'll find other or both of them suitable for Your purposes.
|Where can I find a list of publishers of children's books that are located in Texas?
Here are some links that might help you.
Children`s Book Council`s webpage has an online member list, but only one of the publishers (the first one) is located in Texas http://www.cbcbooks.org/html/mlist1.html
www.chlidrenslit.com has a list of publishers webpages, but you have to check each link separately to find out the location. http://www.childrenslit.com/sites_publish.html
Children`s book publishers in United States: http://www2.nypl.org/home/branch/kids/reading/bookpubs.cfm
Click e.g Gryphon House Books and you can choose a state and find stores located in Texas
Book Publishers of Texas has a membership directory http://www.bookpublishersoftexas.com/directory.asp
|Which is the most famous phrase referring to Karelia in the epic "Kalevala"?
||Kalevala, Finnish national epic, is a collection of Karelian folk poetry. Elias Lönnrot collected the runes from the Karelian people from different areas of Karelia: from White Sea Karelia (Viena), from North Karelia, from Ladoga Karelia.
The name of the epic, Kalevala, can be understood as a fictional land of the people of Kaleva.
Karelia as a place is mentioned in Kalevala in the following:
The translation of Kalevala of John Martin Crawford of the year 1888 is in the internet, the address is: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/kveng/
There Karelia is in the form Karyala.
See also page: http://www.finlit.fi/kalevala/teksti/
|Greetings! I live in the United States. My family has always believed that our ancestors originated from Italy. Come to find out, we are from Finland! I have…
||The address of every person living officially in Finland is available in
Population Register Centre (Väestörekisterikeskus)
The telephone number is 0600 0 1000 and a call costs 9,95 mk/min + local call charge.
The mailing address of Population register centre is Kellosilta 4 PL 7 00520 HELSINKI firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi/indexen.htm
It might be that your family name was originally Jaakola or Jaakkola. In order to find your ancestors you can contact The Genealogical Society of Finland Liisankatu 16 A FIN-00170 Helsinki Finland
Telephone +358-9-278 1188 Fax +358-9-278 1199 E-mail email@example.com http://www.genealogia.fi/indexe.htm
|I am looking for biographical information on Gustaf Nybom, a Finnish sea captain, born in Oulu, who became a head of the Alaska Commercial Company in the late…
I could find this information about Gustaf Ferdinand Nybom (Niebaum).
I am sorry, but he was not born in Oulu but in Helsinki on August 30th 1842.
The source of information is NIEBAUM-COPPOLA WINEYARD HOMEPAGE and the adress
I could find another article on the Internet and the adress is:
There is one publication about Niebaum-Coppola Winery.
The title of the book is "A SENCE OF PLACE : AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF THE NIEBAUM-COPPOLA WINERY AND THE NAPA VALLEY" by Steven Koplan and Francis Ford Coppola. Routhledge, 1999. ISBN 0415920043.
I hope, this information makes it possible for you to continue your work…
|I am from Argentina.I am looking for information about environmental education.I am a teacher. I know you have books about it.
I found you some books about enviromental ecucation. You can find more information about them in librarycatalogues Helmet (Helsinki metropolian area library) and Helka (Universtiy of Helsinki).
These you can find in Helmet http://www.helmet.fi
1. Good practices in Northern watercourses : community development, river restoration and environmental education / Varpu Savolainen (ed.)
2. Education for democracy as a part of education for sustainable development : 4th International Journal of Teacher Education and Training Conference : post-conference book / Juhani
3. Water in our life and environment : Socrates/Comenius 1.1 school project 2004-2007 / [editors: Eija Liisa Sokka-Meaney, Eila Kuokkanen]
4. Teacher education for…
|Why the Kirjasto 10 called 10?
||Library 10 is located at Postitalo, which used to be the main post office of Helsinki. The building is not anymore owned by Posti but it still contains a post office on its ground floor. The post office has been commonly known as "Helsinki 10" because the postal code for city center of Helsinki is 00100. Library 10 is located on upper floor of "Helsinki 10". That’s why the name "Library 10" was chosen.
|I am studying globalization of Finland in my college class and was wanting some information about it. Can you provide me with some areas that I might be able…
||I found two publications about the subject in a database called "WorldCat":
Timonen, Virpi: Restructuring the welfare state :
globalisation and social policy reform in Finland and Sweden.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northhampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar Pub.,2003.
Nestingen, Andrew K: Why nation? :
globalization and national culture in Finland, 1980-2001.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington, 2001.
There are also some articles about globalization of Finland, that I found in a database called "Ebsco":
Sipilä, Jorma: Opening Remarks, 1 July 2001, Tampere.
Social Work in Health Care; 2004, Vol. 39 Issue 1/2, p7, 4p.
congresses & conventions
Measuring Economic Reversals, Forward…
|DEAR SIR, i have a request for u, i wanna know about finlands village named juuka (jennso)so if u have any web site link for juuka or have any book online …
Juuka Commune has its own webpage. Unfortunately there is only finnish version of it. http://www.juuka.fi/ I can translate you some of the basic facts.
Juuka is located in North-Karelia Finland onshore Lake Pielinen. Nearest cities are Nurmes, Lieksa ja Joensuu. Acreage of Juuka Commune is 1846 square kilometers of which 325 square kilometers is water. Shoreline is 438 kilometres. Population of the village is 3200. "Juuka" means small lake with a river runing through it. Public services is the biggest employer 48,7%, process industries 29,5%, agriculture and forestry 18,4%.
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