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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

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

Finland is famed for its quality museums and wide-selection of art galleries, shopping venues, winter activities and sports.

Summer weather in Finland is often perfect, so boating, camping, fishing, sailing through the coastal islands, and family hikes though the countryside are most enjoyable.

Major attractions include the capital city of Helsinki and its Suomenlinna Sea Fortress; Porvoo, Finland's second oldest town; the wooden (old town) of Rauma; the world's biggest snow castle near Kemi; and Santa Claus Village near the town of Rovaniemi on the edge of the Arctic Circle.

Other popular points-of-interest include distinctive Aland and its many islands, Lapland and its Sami culture, Medieval castles and fortresses, and a wide variety of national parks spread across the country.

  • Calling Code: 358
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: The summer months (May through September) are pleasant and are the best time to visit.

    Northern winters in Finland are long and very cold, while summers are warm, but brief. In the south, winter temperatures are milder, but still cold.

    Above the Arctic Circle (in the far north) the summer sun never completely sets, thus the phrase, "Polar Night." Winter days are dark and rather eerie as the sun doesn't rise for almost two months.

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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