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Finland

Finland
  • Capital

    Capital

    Helsinki

  • Local time

    Local time

    3:55

  • Population

    Population

    5.51 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +358

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

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Finland

Finland
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Helsinki

  • Local time

    Local time

    3:55

  • Population

    Population

    5.51 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +358

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 3 781

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.89 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    536mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    338 424 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    15%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    73%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    7%

  • Railways

    Railways

    5923km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    13.75 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Finn - 93 %
    Swede - 5 %
    Sami

  • Religion

    Religion

    Evangelical Lutheran - 84 %
    Greek Orthodox - 1 %
    other Christian - 1 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Finnish
    Swedish
    other

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    24 900

  • Murders

    Murders

    2 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    11.9 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    23.2%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    6 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    metals and metal products, electronics, scientific instruments, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, clothing

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    barley, wheat, sugar beets, potatoes, dairy cattle, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, nickel, gold, silver

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    46%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, nickel, gold, silver

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    41%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    47 301kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    13 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    33

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What not to do when visiting Finland

1/9
Marker Finland
Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised with direct communication - Finns tell what they think.

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2/9
Marker Finland
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to a firm handshake with direct eye contact and smile when greeting. It’s common to repeat your name while shaking hands.

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3/9
Marker Finland
Social Events

Don't give potted plants, don’t give white or yellow flowers - they are used for funerals.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In Finland, the amount paid for a speeding ticket depends on the driver’s income. It can rise to a five digit figure! Another interesting fact about Finland: there is a heavy metal band for children, called Hevisaurus.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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5/9
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Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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6/9
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Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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Social Events

Don't forget to disrobe completely before you sauna - bring a towel (only) if you are shy.

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8/9
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Street & Behavioral

Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In Finland, there is a yearly ‘Wife-Carrying’ race.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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