Norway considers giving mountain to Finland as 100th birthday present

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Plazma Inferno!, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    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.

    What a neighbor.

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