Finland: General facts

Head of state: President Tarja Halonen

Head of state: President Tarja Halonen


Form of government: Parliamentary democracy


Capital: Helsinki


Total area: 338,424 square kilometres


Population: 5.4 million


Official languages: Finnish (spoken by 91 percent of population), Swedish (5.4 percent). Sámi is the mother tongue of about 1,700 people who are descendants of the indigenous Sámi people of orthern Lapland


Currency: euro



Source: www.finland.fi


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