#Edcamp Santiago: One day of life in Finland…”Not much different from one day of life in your country”

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The newly published Statistical Yearbook of Finland 2011 describes precisely the society and its development in Finland.

For example, the statistics in the Yearbook reveal that if all events of 2010 are evenly divided between the days of the year, this is what happened in Finland during one day…

167 children were born, 86 boys and 81 girls

139 persons died

82 marriages were contracted

37 divorces were granted

12 foreign citizens received Finnish citizenship

2,403 house moves were made, 1,559 within the same municipality

30 new residential buildings were completed

41 fires broke out to which rescue services were alerted

91 enterprises opened and 58 closed

8 bankruptcy proceedings were instituted

160 credit cards were cancelled due to default

EUR 2.8 million was paid as official development assistance

Each inhabitant consumed 206 g of meat, 154 g of fresh vegetables, 87g of sugar, 130 g of fresh fruit and 502 g of milk products

Altogether 1.1 million litres of medium beer, 179,000 litres of wine and 82,000 litres of strong alcoholic beverages were consumed

28 abortions and 11 sterilisations were performed

A total of 1,183 offences became known to the police, customs or the border guard, among them 58 drunken driving offences, 54 offences involving narcotics, 91 assaults, 2 rapes and 3 cases of sexual exploitation of a child

18 house burglaries and 37 motor vehicle burglaries were made

11 million short text messages were sent.

Source: http://bit.ly/rZ4HbJ

About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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