Fennoscandia (Finnish: Fennoskandia; Bokmål:Fennoskandia; Nynorsk: Fennoskandia; Russian: Фенноскандия Fennoskandiya), or Fenno-Scandinavia, is the region comprising the Scandinavian Peninsula, Finland, Karelia, and the Kola Peninsula. Thus, the term usually covers the countries Finland, Norway, and Sweden in their entireties. It also includes a part of Russia. Its name comes from the Latin words Fennia (which means Finland) and Scandia (which means Scandinavia). The term was first used by the Finnish geologist Wilhelm Ramsay in 1900.
Unlike the term "Scandinavia," "Fennoscandia" does include Finland, Karelia, and the Kola Peninsula, but not Denmark.
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