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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. Hostel in Europe Network

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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