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Finland

Finland. When someone says Finland, the first thing that comes to mind is images of cold, long winters. But Finland is far more than just snow and open spaces. It's got vibrant cities, great nightlife and an unbeatably strong Finnish spirit.... And of course, Santa Claus. Explore this great land and get to know these interesting people.

Area: 338.145 Km²
Population: 5.220.000
Density: 15 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary Republic
Capital: Helsinki (559.000 pop., 976.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Espoo 224.200 pop., Tampere 201.000 pop., Vantaa 184.000 pop., Turku 175.100 pop., Oulu 125.900 pop.
Ethnic majority: Finn 92%, Swedes 5,5%, Russian 0,7%, Lapp 0,03%, others 1,8%
Border countries: Norway NORTH, Sweden WEST, Russia EAST

Principal mountains: Halti 1328 m
Principal rivers: Kemijoki 483 Km, Iijoki 330 Km
Principal lakes: Greater Saimaa 4377 Km², Päijänne 1081 Km², Inari 1040 Km², Pielinen 894 Km², Oulujärvi 887 Km², Haukivesi 620 Km², Orivesi-Paasivesi 536 Km², Kallavesi 513 Km², Keitele 500 Km²
Principal islands: Soisalo 1638 Km², Sääminginsalo 1069 Km², Åland 685 Km², Kemiö 524 Km², Hailuoto 195 Km², Hurissalo 174 Km², Partalansaari 170 Km², Raippaluoto 160 Km²
Climate: Continental - Subpolar

Language: Finnish, Swedish (officials), Lapp, Russian
Religion: Evangelical Lutheran 84%, Atheist 13,5%, Orthodox 1%, other 1,5%
Currency: Euro (€)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 6/1, 30/4, 1/5, 19/6, 20/6, 31/10, 6/12, 24/12, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00358
GMT: +2

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