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Compass points are traditionally composed of cardinal directions and intercardinal directions, which are produced by dividing the cardinal directions.

Cardinal directions refer to the primary points of a compass.

English Finnish
North, 0° / 360° Pohjoinen
East, 90° Itä
South, 180° Etelä
West, 270° Länsi

Intercardinal directions, also known as intermediate directions, refer to the points between cardinal directions.

English Finnish
Northeast, 45° Koillinen
Southeast, 135° Kaakko
Southwest, 225° Lounas
Northwest, 315° Luode