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flag Finland Finland: Introduction

Capital: Helsinki


Total Population: 5,439,407
Natural Increase: 0.5%
Density: 18 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 84.0%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Helsinki (1,311,000); Tampere (300,000); Turku (250,000); Oulu (170,000); Lahti (110,000).
Ethnic Origins: Finn 93.4%, Swede 5.7%, Russian 0.4%, Estonian 0.2%, Roma (Gypsy) 0.2%, Sami 0.1%
Official Language: The official languages are Finnish and Swedish. Finnish is spoken by 92% and Swedish by 5.5% of the population. .
Other Languages Spoken: Sami (Lappish) is the mother tongue of approximately 1,700 people in Lapland.
Business Language(s): English is the business language. The knowledge of English is very good throughout the country.
Religion: Lutheran Church of Finland 84.2%, Orthodox Church 1.1%, other Christian 1.1%, other 0.1%, none 13.5%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Helsinki

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 338,420 km²
Type of State: Republic, democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
A very competitive country; at the leading edge in the sector of new technologies. Finland is the country of the euro zone that has been the hardest hit by the crisis
HDI*: 0.880/1
HDI (World Rank): 24/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Finland, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Finland, Dial +358
Internet Suffix: .fi
Computers: 50.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 16.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 91.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 60,89068,80384,26476,46877,249
Exports of Goods (million USD) 62,85569,51879,14273,01274,154
Imports of Services (million USD) 25,63626,59328,88230,14228,606
Exports of Services (million USD) 27,48226,88528,95128,10029,878

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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