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Europe :: Finland is a NaNoWriMo region covering the country of Finland. Its About Us message reads "Where the winters are long and the writing good - Finland!" Official Write-Ins are held in many cities, and in years 2014-2015, a national overnight Kick-Off party was held in the Helsinki area. There are two IRC channels, and during November, there is almost always a word war going on in there. A regional word war against Vancouver was held in years 2013-2015.

Running Gags

  • Tapio Lappaja: An anagram of 'tappajalapio' (Traveling Shovel of Death), the Finnish relative of Mr. Ian Woon.
  • Senkki: A piece of storage furniture, known in English as 'a chest of drawers', often spotted in its genitive form 'senkin'.

Regional Stats

  • 2014: 870 novelists; 27,748,090 words written; 31,894 average wordcount
  • 2015: 838 novelists; 24,661,125 words written; 29,428 average wordcount
  • 2016: 771 novelists; 20,602,410 words written; 26,721 average wordcount
  • 2017: 766 novelists; 19,138,342 words written; 24,984 average wordcount
  • 2018: 748 novelists; 17,260,357 words written; 23,075 average wordcount

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