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Finland Facts

Facts about Finland

Flag of Finland - Finnish Flag

Capital of Finland

Helsinki

Total Area of Finland

total: 338,145 sq km
land: 304,473 sq km
water: 33,672 sq km

Population of Finland

5,262,930 (July 2012 est.)

Languages of Finland

Finnish 92% (official), Swedish 5.6% (official), other 2.4% (small Sami- and Russian-speaking minorities) (2003)

Literacy in Finland

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100% (2000 est.)
male: 100%
female: 100%

Religions in Finland

Lutheran Church of Finland 82.5%, Orthodox Church 1.1%, other Christian 1.1%, other 0.1%, none 15.1% (2006)

Life Expectancy in Finland

total population: 79.41 years
male: 75.94 years
female: 83.02 years (2012 est.)

Government Type

republic

Currency of Finland

euro (EUR)
note: on 1 January 1999, the European Monetary Union introduced the euro as a common currency to be used by financial institutions of member countries; on 1 January 2002, the euro became the sole currency for everyday transactions within the member countries

See: Euro-Currency-Converter.com

GDP (per capita) of Finland

purchasing power parity - $36,500 (2012 est.)

Labour Force
2.679 million (2012 est.)

Exports
$72.7 billion f.o.b. (2012 est.)

Imports
$72.23 billion f.o.b. (2012 est.)

Natural Resources
timber, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, nickel, gold, silver, limestone

Telephones (main lines in use)
1.08 million (2011)

Telephones (mobile cellular)
8.94 million (2009)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Internet hosts: 4.763 million (2012)

Internet users: 4.393 million (2009)


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