FACTS & FIGURES

Politics
Republic, parliamentary democracy, member of the European Union as well as UN, OECD and WTO

Population
5.3 million of which 62% live in towns or urban areas, 38% in rural areas.

Biggest cities
Capital city Helsinki with population of 564,000 and about a million with neighboring cities Espoo and Vantaa included. Other principal cities Tampere (206,000), Turku (175,000) and Oulu (140,000).

Location
Northern Europe, between Sweden and Russia.

Official languages
Finnish, Swedish. English is widely spoken.

Main religion
Christian Lutheran

Currency
Euro, EUR

Country Phone Code
Country Code: +358

Time Zone
GMT+2
Time difference: www.timeanddate.com

INFRASTRUCTURE

Flight connections
Direct flights from many European, American and Asian cities to Helsinki, domestic flights from Helsinki to other cities in the country. 
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Ferry connections
There is international passenger and cargo traffic from Helsinki and Turku. Helsinki has ferry connections to Germany (Travemünde, Rostock), Poland (Gdynia), Sweden (Stockholm) and Estonia (Tallinn).

Public transport
Train: www.vr.fi 
Railroads: Open map
Bus: www.matkahuolto.fi

Traffic & roads
Main roads: Open map

Distances and directions
www.viamichelin.com

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GEOGRAPHY

Surface Area
338,424 km² of which 10% is water, 70% forests and 6% farmland.

Dimensions
1,160 km from South to North, 540 km from West to East.

Coastline
1,100 km

Lakes and islands
187,888 lakes and 179,584 islands.

Largest lake
Saimaa (4,400 km²)

Some of the highest fells
Halti (1,328 m), Saana (1,029 m), Pallas (807 m).

Finland has Europe's largest archipelago off the southwest coast. A quarter of the country lies north of the Arctic Circle.  Finland is the most heavily forested country in Europe. The country shares a border with Russia to the east, measuring 1,269 km. Its other neighbors are Sweden and Norway.

CLIMATE

Four distinct seasons. The climate is marked by cold winters and warm summers. The temperatures vary between +25ºC in the summer and -25ºC in the winter.

Finland offers diverse landscapes and filming possibilities throughout the year thanks to its unique natural conditions – from the midnight sun and summer heat to long winters and guaranteed snow.

Average Snow Cover Arrival
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Average Depth of Snow
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Average Temperatures
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Daylight Hours
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Average Rainfall
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Weather services
Foreca www.foreca.fi
Finnish Meteorological Institute www.fmi.fi/en