Finland – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Republic of Finland

Nationality
        noun: Finn(s) 

        adjective: Finnish

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Area
        total: 338,145 km²        land: 304,473 sq km        water: 33,672 sq km

Population: 5,223,442 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups
        Finn 93.4%

        Swede 5.7%        Russian 0.4%        Estonian 0.2%        Roma 0.2%        Sami 0.1%

Capital: Helsinki, population 560,000

Largest Cities
        Espoo – 210,000

        Tampere – 195,000        Turku – 175,000        Oulo – 120,000        Lahti – 100,000        Kuopio – 90,000        Pori – 75,000

Official Language
        Finnish 93.4% (official)

        Swedish 5.9% (official)

Religion
        Evangelical Lutheran 89%        Russian Orthodox 1%        none 9%        other 1%

Political system: semi-presidential system with Parliamentarism

GDP: purchasing power parity – $151.2 billion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – purchasing power parity – $29,000 (2004 est.) 

Annual growth: 3% (2004 est.)

GDP – composition by sector
        agriculture: 3.3% 

        industry: 30.2%         services: 66.5% (2004 est.)

Inflation: 0.7% (2004 est.)

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