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Where is Finland?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Finland covers 303,815 square kilometers of land and 34,330 square kilometers of water, making it the 65th largest nation in the world with a total area of 338,145 square kilometers.

Finland was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1917. The population of Finland is 5,262,930 (2012) and the nation has a density of 17 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Finland is the Euro (EUR). As well, the people of Finland are refered to as Finnish.

The dialing code for the country is 358 and the top level internet domain for Finnish sites is .fi.

Finland shares land borders with 3 countries: Norway, Sweden, Russia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Finland section.

Quick facts

Population 5,262,930
Density 17.3 / km2 ( 44.9 / mi2 )
Languages Finnish, Swedish
Independence Year 1917
Capital Helsinki (Uusimaa)
Currency Euro
GDP 271,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 51,492 (2014 data)
Land Area 303,815 km2 (117,304 mi2)
Water Area 34,330 km2 (13,255 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Russia, Sweden
Minimum Longitude 19.470
Maximum Longitude 31.580
Mininum Latitude 59.800
Maximum Latitude 70.090

What is the capital of Finland?

map showing the location of Finland
Location of Helsinki on a map.

Helsinki is the capital city of Finland. It has a population of 558,457, and is located on a latitue of 60.17 and longitude of 24.94.

Helsinki is also the political center of Finland, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Helsinki, the Capital Of Finland

City Helsinki
Country Finland
Population 558,457
Longitude 24.93545000
Latitude 60.16952000
Elevation 26 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.