Facts about Finland


Official Name Republic Of Finland
Form of State Parliamentary Republic
Legal System Based on the Constitution of 1919 and updated in 2000
Total Area 338,000km2, making Finland the sixth largest country in Europe
Neighoring Countries Sweden, Norway, Russia, Estonia
Main Cities Helsinki (capital), Espoo, Vantaa (these three make up the Metropolitan Area), Tampere, Turku and Oulu
Population 5.44 million. Approximately one million people live in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
Population Density Approximately 18 inhabitants per sq km but almost 70% of the population lives in towns and cities
Currency Euro
Languages Finnish (92%) and Swedish (6%) are official languages. Sami (Lappish) is the mother tongue of about 1,700 people



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