Facts About Finland



Facts About Finland

  • Location: Finland is located in Northern Europe and it is located between Sweden and Russia

  • Languages: Finnish (official) 91.2%, Swedish (official) 5.5%, other (small Sami- and Russian-speaking minorities) 3.3% (2007)

  • Currency: Euros (EUR)

  • Population: 5,262,930 (July 2012 est.)

  • Land Size: 338,145 square kilometers

  • Capital: Helsinki

  • Borders: Finland has borders with Norway, Sweden, and Russia

  • Bordering Body of Water: The Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bosnia, and Gulf of Finland,

  • Industries: metals and metal products, electronics, machinery and scientific instruments, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, clothing

  • Agriculture:

  • Land divisions: Finland is divided into 19 regions (maakunnat, singular - maakunta (Finnish); landskapen, singular - landskapet (Swedish)); Aland (Swedish), Ahvenanmaa (Finnish); Etela-Karjala (Finnish), Sodra Karelen (Swedish) [South Karelia]; Etela-Pohjanmaa (Finnish), Sodra Osterbotten (Swedish) [South Ostrobothnia]; Etela-Savo (Finnish), Sodra Savolax (Swedish) [South Savo]; Kanta-Hame (Finnish), Egentliga Tavastland (Swedish); Kainuu (Finnish), Kajanaland (Swedish); Keski-Pohjanmaa (Finnish), Mellersta Osterbotten (Swedish) [Central Ostrobothnia]; Keski-Suomi (Finnish), Mellersta Finland (Swedish) [Central Finland]; Kymenlaakso (Finnish), Kymmenedalen (Swedish); Lappi (Finnish), Lappland (Swedish); Paijat-Hame (Finnish), Paijanne-Tavastland (Swedish); Pirkanmaa (Finnish), Birkaland (Swedish) [Tampere]; Pohjanmaa (Finnish), Osterbotten (Swedish) [Ostrobothnia]; Pohjois-Karjala (Finnish), Norra Karelen (Swedish) [North Karelia]; Pohjois-Pohjanmaa (Finnish), Norra Osterbotten (Swedish) [North Ostrobothnia]; Pohjois-Savo (Finnish), Norra Savolax (Swedish) [North Savo]; Satakunta (Finnish and Swedish); Uusimaa (Finnish), Nyland (Swedish) [Newland]; Varsinais-Suomi (Finnish), Egentliga Finland (Swedish) [Finland Proper]

  • Major Cities:
    Helsinki, Southern Finland, Espoo, Southern Finland, Tampere, Vantaa, Southern Finland, Turku, Western Finland, Oulu, Oulu Lahti, Southern Finland, Kuopio, Eastern Finland, Jyväskylä, Western Finland, Pori, Western Finland






    Other special words used to help you find this page are Finland facts, and facts on Finland.

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    Sources
    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fi.html
    http://www.geonames.org/FI/largest-cities-in-finland.html

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