National Geographic : 1938 Oct
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome Photograph byDr. Konstantin J.Kostich FROM THE BALD PEAK OF KOLI. SCORES OF WOODED ISLETS "FLOAT" ON THE BROAD SURFACE OF LAKE PIELIS Highest point in southern Finland, land of uplands, plains, and lakes, is this glaciated knob, only 1,102 feet above sealevel. Although the country is styled in Finnish "Land of a Thousand Lakes," there actually are more than 65,000. One of thethree large settlements ofFinns inthe United States is located in northeastern Minnesota, where lake density also is high. Grouped along the coast and rising inlakes are100,000 islands.