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Santa Claus Village attracts record number of visitors

A record number of visitors have attended the Santa Claus Village at Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle this year. The number of visitors is expected to top the 330,000 mark for the first time.

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Visitors have been recorded from at least 76 countries. Foreign visitors accounted for 85 percent of the total.

In addition to domestic visitors, tourists from Italy, Spain, Japan and Russia headed the field of those seeking a glimpse of Santa.

A record number of Russian visitors are expected next week at the village courtesy of 40 flights to Rovaniemi, not to mention those visiting by car, train or buses.

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