Finland country profile

Aurora borealis Finland is a good place to see the natural light displays called aurora borealis
  • Full name: Republic of Finland
  • Population: 5.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Helsinki
  • Area: 338,145 sq km (130,559 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Finnish, Swedish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 77 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 euro = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Machinery and electronics, paper and paper products, chemicals
  • GNI per capita: US $47,760 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .fi
  • International dialling code: +358

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