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FIN - Suomen tasavalta eli Suomi (ruots. Republiken Finland, Finland) on valtio Pohjois-Euroopassa Itämeren rannalla. Suomi kuuluu Pohjoismaihin ja Euroopan unioniin. Se rajautuu idässä Venäjään, pohjoisessa Norjaan ja lännessä Ruotsiin. Etelässä lähin maa on Viro Suomenlahden eteläpuolella. Ahvenanmaa on Suomen demilitarisoitu maakunta, jolla on itsehallinto. Pohjoisinta Lappia lukuun ottamatta Suomi kuuluu lauhkeaan vyöhykkeeseen ja kasvillisuusvyöhykkeistä pääosin pohjoiseen havumetsävyöhykkeeseen.

Suomi on verraten harvaan asuttu maa, ja sen 5,3 miljoonaa asukasta keskittyvät pääosin maan etelä- ja keskiosiin. Maan perustuslaki määrittelee kansalliskieliksi suomen (puhujia 90,95 prosenttia väestöstä vuoden 2008 lopussa) ja ruotsin (puhujia 5,44 prosenttia) ja kansankirkoiksi evankelis-luterilaisen kirkon (jäseniä 80,6 prosenttia vuoden 2008 lopussa) ja ortodoksisen kirkon (jäseniä 1,1 prosenttia). Suomi arvioidaan maailmassa sijalle 11 inhimillisen kehityksen indeksillä.





ENG - Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( Finnish: Suomi; Swedish: Finland), is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. It borders Sweden on the west, Russia on the east, and Norway on the north, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland. The capital city is Helsinki.

Around 5.3 million people reside in Finland, with the majority concentrated in the southern part of the country. It is the eighth largest country in Europe in terms of area and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union. The native language for most of the population is Finnish, a member of the Finno-Ugric language family most closely related to Estonian, and is one of only four official EU languages not of Indo-European origin. The other official language of Finland, Swedish, is the mother tongue of 5.5 percent of the population. Finland is a democratic, parliamentary republic with a mostly Helsinki-based central government and local governments in 348 municipalities. A total of a million residents live in Greater Helsinki area (including Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa) and a third of the country's GDP is produced there. Other major cities include Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio and Lahti.

Finland was historically a part of Sweden and from 1809 an autonomous Grand Duchy within the Russian Empire. Finland's declaration of independence from Russia in 1917 was followed by a civil war, wars against the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and a period of official neutrality during the Cold War. Finland joined the United Nations in 1955, the OECD in 1969, and the European Union in 1995 and participates in the Eurozone. Finland has been ranked the second most stable country in the world, in a survey based on social, economic, political, and military indicators.

Finland has good results in many international comparisons of national performance such as the share of high-technology manufacturing, public education, health care, the rate of gross domestic product growth, and the protection of civil liberties.


Republic of Finland - Suomen tasavalta - Republiken Finland

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Anthem: Maamme (Finnish) - Vårt land (Swedish) - "Our Land"

Capital (and largest city): Helsinki

Official languages: Finnish, Swedish


Government: Semi-presidential republic

 -     President    Tarja Halonen (SDP)
 -     Prime Minister    Matti Vanhanen (CP)
 -     Parliament's speaker    Sauli Niinistö (NCP)




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