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Official Country Name: Finland
Capital: Helsinki (population 559,046 and metropolitan area population 980,412)
Population 31.12.2005: 5,255,580
Telephone Code: 358
Time Zone: GMT + 02:00
Area: 338,145 sq km
Languages: Finnish 92% (official), Swedish 5.6% (official), other 2.4% (small Sami- and Russian-speaking minorities)
Ethnic Groups: Finn 93.4%, Swede 5.7%, Russian 0.4%, Estonian 0.2%, Roma 0.2%, Sami 0.1%
Highest Mountain: Haltitunturi 1,328 m
President/Head of State: President Tarja Halonen
Government: Republic
Currency: Euro
Health Risks: Cold in the Northern Hemisphere during the Winter Months!
Electricity: everywhere 230V
Weights & Measures: SI, that is metres & kilograms
Country Name in Other Languages: Finland (Swedish), Finlandia (Italian), Finnland (German), Suomi (Finnish), Finlande (French)


Edited bytimouusi on 05.07.2006 wessi on 29.05.2006 guillaume33 on 18.05.2006 teema on 03.03.2006 mustapantteri on 11.02.2006 laranja on 14.04.2005 kersa on 29.02.2004

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