About Finland

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Capital: Helsinki

Population: 5.513 million (2018)


Official languages: Finnish, Swedish

Ethnic groups:  Finn 93.4%, Swede 5.6%, Russian 0.5%, Estonian 0.3%, Romani 0.1%, Sami 0.1%

Government: Parliamentary republic

President: Sauli Niinistö

Prime minister: Antti Rinne (since 2019)

Independence Day: 6 December (declared 1917)

National anthem: Maamme / Vårt land / Our Land

Currency:  Euro (€) (EUR)

Time zone: EET (UTC+2)

Driving: right-hand side

Climate: warm summers, freezing winters

Biggest cities: Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Turku

Household: 40% single, 32% two persons, 28% three or more

Life expectancy: 84 years for women, 78 years for men

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