Finland

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General Information

 

The Republic of Finland  

Location

Northern Europe

Border

countries

Sweden, Norway, Russia

Area

338,424 km2

Population

5.4 million

Capital

Helsinki

Official language

Finnish, Swedish

Administrative division

The fundamental administrative divisions of the country are the municipalities, which may also call themselves towns or cities. There are 336 municipalities.

Political system

Parliamentary republic

President

Sauli Niinistö

Prime minister

Jyrki Tapani Katainen

Parliament

The 200-member unicameral Parliament of Finland exercises the supreme legislative authority in Finland. The cabinet (the Finnish Council of State) exercises most executive powers. It is headed by the Prime Minister of Finland and includes other ministers and the Chancellor of Justice.

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Time

EET (UTC+2)

Calling code

358

Internet TLD

.fi

Electricity

230 V

Religion

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

Ethnic groups

Finn 93.4%, Swede 5.6%, Russian 0.5%, Estonian 0.3%, Roma (Gypsy) 0.1%, Sami 0.1%

International organisations

  • member of the European Union;
  • the Council of Europe;
  • the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
  • the International Organization for Migration and others.

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