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The geographical region of Fennoscandia within Northern Europe, comprising Norway, Sweden, Finland and parts of Russia.

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.[1] Thus, the term usually covers the countries Finland, Norway, and Sweden in their entireties.[2] It also includes a part of Russia. Its name comes from the Latin words Fennia (which means Finland) and Scandia (which means Scandinavia).[3] The term was first used by the Finnish geologist Wilhelm Ramsay in 1900.[4]

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  1. ^ The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers, eds. Vicki Cummings; Peter Jordan; Marek Zvelebil (Oxfored; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), p. 838
  2. ^ Sten Lavsund; Tuire Nygren; Erling Solberg, "Status of moose populations and challenges to moose management in Fennoscandia." Alces. 2003. HighBeam Research. (April 20, 2015). http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-140524869.html
  3. ^ "Fennoscandia [fen′ō skan′dē ə]". Your Dictionary. LoveToKnow, Corp. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  4. ^ De Geer, Sten (1928). "Das geologische Fennoskandia und das geographische Baltoskandia". Geografiska Annaler (in German) (Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography) 10: 119–139. 

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Coordinates: 63°00′00″N 17°00′00″E / 63.0000°N 17.0000°E / 63.0000; 17.0000