Republic bordering on Norway and Sweden in the north-west and Russia on the whole of the eastern frontier; coastline on the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland. Member of the EU and the EEA. One of the OECD countries.


The official languages are Finnish and Swedish. English is taught as the first foreign language and familiar to many.

International Direct Dialling Code

00 358

International Country Code



Capital: Helsinki

Principal Ports

Hamina, Helsinki, Kokkola, Kotka, Loviisa, Naantali, Oulu, Pori, Rauma, Turku, Uusikaupunki, Vaasa, Varkaus.

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz


The euro.

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