The Arctic Circle is most northerly of the Earths circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Towards the north of the Arctic Circle, the sun is below the horizon for most of the year, however for at least 24 consecutive hours the sun is above the horizon, at least once per year.
Laponia was a historical Swedish province, located in the north of Sweden. Sweden ceded the eastern part, along with the rest of Finland to the Russian Empire, creating a Swedish Lapland and Finnish Lapland. In 2010 Finland discontinued their provinces and the province of the Finnish Lapland was replaced by the Region of Lapland. In most countries, Lapland is considered to be the home of Father Christmas.
In 1996 the UN Body scribed Laponia on the World Heritage List. Meaning that the world had to care and protect it. Lapoinia has unique nature and is home to some of the early signs of life on Earth. The landscape has formed over years of Sami People tradition of reindeer herding.
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