Finland, Minnesota

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Finland, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Finland, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Finland, Minnesota
Finland, Minnesota
Location of the community of Finland
within Crystal Bay Township, Lake County
Coordinates: 47°24′53″N 91°14′57″W / 47.41472°N 91.24917°W / 47.41472; -91.24917Coordinates: 47°24′53″N 91°14′57″W / 47.41472°N 91.24917°W / 47.41472; -91.24917
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lake
Area[1]
 • Total 5.422 sq mi (14.04 km2)
 • Land 5.400 sq mi (13.99 km2)
 • Water 0.022 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation 1,329 ft (405 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 195
 • Density 36/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55603
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 656231[3]

Finland is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Crystal Bay Township, Lake County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 195.[2]

The community is located north of Silver Bay on Minnesota State Highway 1.

Geography[edit]

The community of Finland is located 6 miles inland from Lake Superior's North Shore; and 39 miles northeast of the city of Two Harbors.

State Highway 1, County Road 6, and County Road 7 are three of the main routes in the community.

The Baptism River flows through the community. George H. Crosby Manitou State Park is located 7 miles northeast of Finland.

The community is located within the Finland State Forest in Lake County.

Community[edit]

Finland is a small community. It has a gas station, a motel, a cooperative general store, a community center, one Lutheran church, four bars, a post office, the Organic Consumer's Association and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center.

History[edit]

The community was settled mainly by Finnish immigrants in 1895.[citation needed] From the late 1890s to the early 1950s, it was a popular destination for Finnish immigrants. In the present day, a majority of the people in the community are Finnish Americans. In 1967 a postage stamp honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Finland's (Europe) independence was issued by the U.S. Post Office Department, and first placed on sale in Finland, Minnesota.

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