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1. Posted by Sam2000 (Inactive 121 posts) 9y

Hi all,

My friend, my dad and I were having an argument the other day. My dad and mate ganged up on me about it!

Are Lapland, Siberia and Holland countries? I was on the side for no they aren't, my dad and mate are convinced they are.

I think Holland counts as a state of the Netherlands or something, rather than an independant country? Lapland is just a bit of Finland and Siberia is just a bit of Russia...Am I right?

Oh yeah, and they thought that the Vatican City is just part of Italy...But I'm convinced it is a seperate nation, am I right here?!

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Yup, you're right.

Lapland is a province of Finland.
Siberia is a region in Russia.
Holland (divided into two provinces, North Holland and South Holland) is a region within the Netherlands.
Vatican City is a sovereign city-state.

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Sam:)

Lapland is a part of Sweden and Finland. It is a region.
Siberia is a region of the Soviet Union of Russia.
Holland is a region of the Netherlands.

I think the Vatican is officially a country of its own.

Mel

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 9y

Interesting - I like your posts so far Sam! :)

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting bex76

Interesting - I like your posts so far Sam! :)

U say that to EVERYONE Bex.

6. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 9y

You are right Sam

7. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting bex76

Interesting - I like your posts so far Sam! :)

U say that to EVERYONE Bex.

lol

8. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Actually, the Holland thing is debatable. When the Dutch soccer team plays, it's often listed as Holland. Look at the flags the supporters carry to see "Hup Holland". These days I believe it's come to stand for North and South Holland together, but a lot of people still refer to the Netherlands as Holland. Dutch people generally wouldn't take offense to this unless something has changed since I lived there :)

9. Posted by danube (Full Member 63 posts) 9y

Siberia is a region of the Soviet Union of Russia

The Soviet Union do not exist. Siberia is part of Russia

10. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Sam, ask your dad and mate read this thread...