Norway considers giving mountain to Finland as 100th birthday present

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    What do you give a country that has 188,000 lakes for a birthday present? Its highest mountain back, obviously.
    Norway’s government has confirmed that for the centenary of Finland’s independence next year it is considering moving the border, gifting its Nordic neighbour a mountain peak that would be the country’s highest point.
    At 1,324 metres above sea level, the highest point in Finland currently lies on a bleak mountain spur known as Hálditšohkka, part of a far larger fell known as Halti, more than 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle.
    Halti’s summit, at 1,365 metres high, is a kilometre away in Norway. But moving the border barely 40 metres further up the mountainside would put Hálditšohkka’s 1,331-metre summit in Finland – and make the country’s highest point seven metres higher.
    The Norwegian prime minister, told there are a few formal difficulties but they are close to solution.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...move-mountain-halti-halditsohkka-highest-peak

    What a neighbor.
     

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