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Finland Information

We are researching local information about Finland. Finland is a small but rich republic in Northern Europe. We will feature information that you may want to know when you enter Finland.

Finland Information

Location

It is a Nordic country bordering Russia to the east, Sweden to the west, and northern Norway to the north. The Gulf of Bosnia to the west, the Baltic Sea to the southwest, and Estonia across the Gulf of Finland to the south.

Land

338,000 km2 (slightly smaller than Japan)

Capital (approximate population)

Helsinki (560,000)

Business related cities other than Helsinki (approximate population)

Espoo (260,000)Tampere (200,000)Vantaa (190,000)Oulu (120,000)Turku (180,000)Jyvaskyla (140,000)Lahti (100,000)Kuopio (90,000) etc.

Population

About 5.5 million

Ethnic Groups

Finnish 91%, Non-Finnish European 5%, Asian 2.5%, Other 1.5%

Language

Finnish and Swedish are the official languages. Other Russian, Estonian, Arabic, etc.

Religion

Evangelical Lutheran Church, Orthodox Church and other Christians in Finland account for about 72%. About 27% do not belong to religion.

Culture

Active in literature, visual arts, architecture, music, movies, etc.

Education

It is known for having few private schools and a high degree in university degrees.

Outline of modern history in Finland

1809 Sweden transfers Finland to Russia
1917 Independence from Russia, Republic of Finland established
1939 Winter war
1941-44 Continuation war
1944-45 Lapland war
1948 Signed a treaty with the USSR
1955 United Nations Membership
1995 EU membership
2002 Euro introduction

Politics

A presidential republic within the framework of parliamentary democracy. Judiciary is independent of government and legislative bodies.

GDP per capita

$ 46,559 (2018)

Economy

It has the same productivity per capita as France, Germany, Belgium and the UK.

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