GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is home to the 18th-century sea fortress Suomenlinna, the fashionable Design District and diverse museums. The Northern Lights can be seen from the country's Arctic Lapland province, a vast wilderness with national parks and ski resorts.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

5,246,000

RELIGION

Evangelical Lutheran

CAPITAL

Helsinki (1,075,000)

LIFE EXPECTANCY

78

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $25,800

AREA

338,145 square kilometers (130,558 square miles)

LANGUAGE

Finnish, Swedish

LITERACY PERCENT

100

FABIO'S REVIEW

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LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

Fabio's LifeTour - Finland (1993-97) - Helsinki - Other Helsinki pictures - 12638 COVER

HELSINKI

Helsinki, Finland’s southern capital, sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present. Also on Mannerheimintie are the imposing Parliament House and Kiasma, a contemporary art museum. Ornate red-brick Uspenski Cathedral overlooks a harbor.

HELSINKI

Fabio's LifeTour - Finland (1993-97) - Helsinki - Other Helsinki pictures - 12638 COVER

Helsinki, Finland’s southern capital, sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present. Also on Mannerheimintie are the imposing Parliament House and Kiasma, a contemporary art museum. Ornate red-brick Uspenski Cathedral overlooks a harbor.

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