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Finland's Information

Flag of Finland
Land Area 303,815 km2
Water Area 34,330 km2
Total Area 338,145km2 (#64)
Population 5,498,211 (#117)
Population Density 18.10/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $226.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $40,600
Currency Euro (EUR)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Ida Aalberg actress
  • Aino Aalto designer
  • Alvar Aalto architect
  • Paavo Aaltonen olympic medalist
  • Waino Aaltonen sculptor, artist
  • Aino Ackte actress
  • Kalevi Aho composer
  • Apocalyptica musical group
  • Apulanta rock band
  • Kirill "Kirka" Babitzin musician
  • Paavo Berglund conductor
  • Irina Bjorklund actress
  • Linda Brava violinist
C - F
  • Minna Canth author, activist
  • Anders Chydenius author, politician
  • Bernhard Henrik Crusell composer, clarinetist
  • Darude music producer
  • Jorn Donner filmmaker
  • Albert Edelfelt artist
  • Anna Falchi actress
  • Mikael Forssell footballer
  • Mikko Franck conductor
  • Peter Franzen actor
  • Akseli Gallen-Kallela artist
  • George Gaynes actor
  • Irwin Goodman singer
  • Ralf Gothoni conductor, composer, pianist
  • Ragnar Granit physiologist, nobel prize laureate
  • Monica Groop opera singer
  • Veikka Gustafsson mountaineer
H - I
  • Paavo Haavikko publisher, poet, playwright
  • Aki Hakala musician
  • Mika Hakkinen race car driver
  • Veikko Hakulinen olympic medalist
  • Tarja Halonen first female president
  • Renny Harlin film director, producer
  • Heikki Hasu olympic medalist
  • Mikko Heikkinen architect
  • Eero Heinonen musician
  • Edvin Henvonkoski artist, sculptor
  • Marco Hietala singer, songwriter
  • Eila Hiltunen sculptor
  • Petri Hiltunen cartoonist, illustrator
  • HIM music group
  • Jaakko Hinitikka philosopher, logician, author
  • Tuomas Holopainen composer, musician, producer
  • Veikko Huhtanen olympic medalist
  • Veikko Huovinen author
  • Jorma Hynninen opera singer
  • Sami Hyypia footballer
  • Fredrik Idestam founder nokia
  • Volmari Iso-Hollo olympic medalist
  • Soile Isokoski opera singer

J - K

  • Tove Jansson author, artist, illustrator
  • Eero Jarnefelt artist
  • Joulupukki Santa Claus
  • Kyosti Kallio former president
  • Okko Kamu orchestral conductor, violinist
  • Vaino Kamu musician
  • Kata Karkkainen author, columnist
  • Pertti Karppinen olympic medalist
  • Aki Kaurismaki screenwriter, producer, director
  • Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi olympic medalist
  • Aleksis Kivi author (Finland's national author)
  • Ere Kokkonen film director
  • Joonas Kokkonen composer
  • Hannes Kolehmainen olympic medalist
  • Markku Komonen architect
  • Leena Krohn author
  • Mauri Kunnas illustrator, cartoonist
  • Toivo Kuula conductor, composer
  • Armi Kuusela first miss universe
  • Alexi Laiho musician
  • Olli Eino Laiho olympic medalist
  • Edvin Laine film director
  • Samppa Lajunen olympic medalist
  • Jessica Lange actress
  • Torsti Lehtinen author, philosopher
  • Eero Lehtonen olympic medalist
  • Joel Lehtonen author
  • Kari Lehtonen hockey player
  • Eino Leino poet, journalist
  • Juha Leiviska architect
  • Leningrad Cowboys band
  • Heikki Liimatainen olympic medalist
  • Magnus Lindberg composer
  • Yrjo Lindegren architect
  • Ernst Leonard Lindelof mathematician
  • Vaino Linna author
  • Jyrki Pekka Emil Linnankivi (Jyrki 69) singer, songwriter
  • Vesa-Matti Loiri actor
  • Elias Lonnrot author
  • Lordi band

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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A "puppet state" is a government that has little will of its own, as it needs financial backing or military support. Thus, it acts an a subordinate to another power in exchange for its own survival. The puppet government still holds its own facade of an identity, perpetuated by retaining its own flag, name, national anthem, law, and constitution. However, these type of governments are not considered as legitimate according to international law.

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