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About Finland in detail
Where is Finland?
Finland, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 60 10 N 24 56 E otherwise in Europe, in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia.
What is the capital of Finland?
The capital city of Finland is: Helsinki.
What is the time in Helsinki?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Helsinki is: UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Finland?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Finland is: .fi
What is the size of Finland?
The territory of Finland is total: 338,145 sq km; land: 303,815 sq km, water: 34,330 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Finland is slightly more than two times the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Montana.
If we would like to walk around and discover Finland, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 2,563 km.
What is the water coverage of Finland?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Finland is covered by water (see below), and this includes 1,250 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Finland?
The climate of Finland is cold temperate: potentially subarctic but comparatively mild because of moderating influence of the North Atlantic Current, Baltic Sea, and more than 60,000 lakes.
Geographical data of Finland
The elevation of Finland; mean elevation: 164 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m, highest point: Halti 1,328 m.
The typical geographical details of Finland include mostly low, flat to rolling plains interspersed with lakes and low hills.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Finland is long boundary with Russia; Helsinki is northernmost national capital on European continent; population concentrated on small southwestern coastal plain.
Resources and land use of Finland
The country’s main mined products are timber, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, nickel, gold, silver, limestone. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 7.5%; arable land 7.4%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0.1%; forest: 72.9%; other: 19.6% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Finland
The number of inhabitants of Finland is 5,498,211 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that the vast majority of people are found in the south; the northern interior areas remain sparsely poplulated.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 84.2% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Finland is concentrated in HELSINKI (capital) 1.18 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Finland
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Finn 93.4%, Swede 5.6%, Russian 0.5%, Estonian 0.3%, Roma 0.1%, Sami 0.1% (2006).
Spoken languages in Finland
The spoken languages in Finland are the following: Finnish (official language) 89%, Swedish (official language) 5.3%, Russian 1.3%, other 4.4% (2014 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Finland?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Lutheran 73.8%, Orthodox 1.1%, other or none 25.1% (2014 estimate).
Further population data of Finland
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 16.42% (male 461,432 / female 441,244) 15-24 years: 11.6% (male 325,919 / female 312,045) 25-54 years: 37.9% (male 1,063,494 / female 1,020,194) 55-64 years: 13.42% (male 362,788 / female 374,985) 65 years and over: 20.66% (male 492,143 / female 643,967) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Finland is 0.38% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Finland the birth rate is 10.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Finland the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Finland, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Finland are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 9.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Finland
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Finland has a highly industrialized, largely free-market economy with per capita GDP almost as high as that of Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, or Sweden. Trade is important, with exports accounting for over one-third of GDP in recent years.Finland is historically competitive in manufacturing - principally the wood, metals, engineering, telecommunications, and electronics industries. Finland excels in export of technology for mobile phones as well as promotion of startups in the informationFinland had been one of the best performing economies within the EU before 2009 and its banks and financial markets avoided the worst of global financial crisis. However, the world slowdown hit exports and domestic demand hard in that year, causing FinlanFinland's main challenges will be reducing high labor costs and boosting demand for its exports. In the long term, Finland must address a rapidly aging population and decreasing productivity in traditional industries that threaten competitiveness, fiscal.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Finland is $239.2 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Finland is 0.9% (2016 estimate) 0.2% (2015 estimate) -0.7% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Finland this is $41,800 (2016 estimate) $41,600 (2015 estimate) $41,700 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Finland produces?
The main agricultural products of Finland are barley, wheat, sugar beets, potatoes; dairy cattle; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are metals and metal products, electronics, machinery and scientific instruments, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, clothing. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on metals and metal products, electronics, machinery and scientific instruments, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, clothing.
Drinking water source in Finland
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Finland
In Finland the average number of childbirth is 1.75 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Finland
The average age of the population is total: 42.4 years; male: 40.8 years, female: 44.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Finland it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Finland is 3 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Finland. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 6 years.
Is Finland a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Finland
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Finland density of the hospital beds is 5.5 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Finland the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Finland the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Finland is 22.8% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Finland? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Finland are N/A.
More interesting facts about Finland
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, Finland successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the EU since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Finland: 6 December 1917 (from Russia).
The flag and other symbols of Finland
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, white with a blue cross extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag); the blue represents the thousands of lakes scattered across the country, while the white is for the snow that covers the land in winter.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Finland: lion; national colors: blue, white.
Constitution of Finland
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Finland?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Finland is civil law system based on the Swedish model.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Finland, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Parliament or Eduskunta (200 seats; 199 members directly elected in single- and multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote and 1 member in the province of Aland directly elected by simple majority vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 19 April 2015 (next to be held by April 2019)election results: percent of vote by party - Kesk 21.1%, PS 17.6%, Kok 18.2%, SDP 16.5%, Vihr 8.5%, Vas 7.1%, SFP 4.9%, KD 3.5%, other 2.6%; seats by party - Kesk 49, PS 38, Kok 37, SDP 34, Vihr 15, Vas 12, SFP 9, KD 5, other 1 (Aland Coalition).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Finland
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Finland the labor force is 2.675 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Finland is total: 2.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 2.7 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 2.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Finland is 9.1% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Finland, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.6% highhest 10%: 24.7% (2007).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Finland the GINI index is .26,8 (2008).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Finland the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 3.6% highhest 10%: 24.7% (2007).
About the budget and central governments debt of Finland
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Finland is; revenues: $127.6 billion, expenditures: $132.7 billion. Note: Central Government Budget (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 53.4% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Finland is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Finland
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 0.4% (2016 estimate), -0.2% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 1.8% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Finland
Finland, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Finland is: $57.1 billion (2016 estimate), $61.29 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: electrical and optical equipment, machinery, transport equipment, paper and pulp, chemicals, basic metals; timber.
The most important export partners of Finland are the Germany 13.9%, Sweden 10.1%, US 7%, Netherlands 6.6%, Russia 5.9%, UK 5.2%, China 4.7% (2015).
The most important imported products are: foodstuffs, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, transport equipment, iron and steel, machinery, computers, electronic industry products, textile yarn and fabrics, grains, and the countries from where the import is coming: Germany 17%, Sweden 16%, Russia 11%, Netherlands 9.1%, Denmark 4.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Finland
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Finland, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 18.9% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 13.3% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Finland, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Finland; modern system with excellent servicedomestic: digital fiber-optic, fixed-line network and an extensive mobile-cellular network provide domestic needsinternational: country code - 358; submarine cables provide links to Estonia and Sweden; satellite earth stations - access to Intelsat transmission service via a Swedish satellite earth station, 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions); note - Finland shares the I (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Finland
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Finland: 148 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Finland: total: 454,000 kmhighways: 78,000 km (50,000 paved, including 700 km of expressways; 28,000 unpaved), urban roads: 26,000 kmprivate and forest roads: 350,000 km (2012).
The total length of the waterways in Finland: 8,000 km (includes Saimaa Canal system of 3,577 km; southern part leased from Russia; water transport used frequently in the summer and widely replaced with sledges on the ice in winter; there are 187,888 lakes in Finland that cover 31,500 km); Finland also maintains 8,200 km of coastal fairways (2013).
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Facts about Finland
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Finland, conventional short form: Finland, local long form: Suomen tasavalta/Republiken Finland, local short form: Suomi/Finland, etymology: name may derive from the ancient Fenni peoples who are first described as living in northeastern Europe in the first centuries A.D..
|Abbrevation: Finland||Geographic coordinates:
64 00 N, 26 00 E
|Capital of Finland: Helsinki||GPS of the Capital:
60 10 N 24 56 E
|Position: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia|
|Land area: total: 338,145 sq km; land: 303,815 sq km, water: 34,330 sq km||Terrain: mostly low, flat to rolling plains interspersed with lakes and low hills
||Area comparative: slightly more than two times the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Montana|
|Population: 5,498,211 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.38% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.97 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.76 male(s) / female, total population: 0.97 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $57.1 billion (2016 estimate), $61.29 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $53.5 billion (2016 estimate), $58.5 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Germany 17%, Sweden 16%, Russia 11%, Netherlands 9.1%, Denmark 4.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 84.2% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): HELSINKI (capital) 1.18 million (2015)||Median age: total: 42.4 years; male: 40.8 years, female: 44.3 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 5.074 million. Percent of population: 92.6% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 537,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 10 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 7.399 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 135 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 9.1% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Finn(s) adjective: Finnish||National holidays: Independence Day, 6 December (1917)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 80.9 years. Male: 77.9 years, female: 84 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.75 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 10.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: civil law system based on the Swedish model||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: metals and metal products, electronics, machinery and scientific instruments, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, clothing||Industrial production growth rate: 0.8% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 0.9% (2016 estimate) 0.2% (2015 estimate) -0.7% (2014 estimate)|
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