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General


Population: 5,268,799 (2014), 5,266,114 (2013)
Land Area: 338,145 sq km
Natural Resources: Timber, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, nickel, gold, silver, limestone
Capital: Helsinki
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Sauli Niinisto (March 1st 2012)
Head of Government: Jyrki Katainen (June 22nd 2011)
Languages: Finnish, Swedish
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Major Religions: Lutheran Church of Finland 82.5%, Orthodox Church 1.1%, Other Christian 1.1%, Other 0.1%, None 15.1%
Major Ethnicities: Finn 93.4%, Swede 5.6%, Russian 0.5%, Estonian 0.3%, Roma 0.1%, Sami 0.1%
Life Expectancy: 79.69 years (2014), 79.55 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 259.6 billion (2013), 250.1 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 195.5 billion (2013), 200.7 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 35,900 (2013), 37,000 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: -0.6% (2013), -0.2% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 2.9%, Industry 25.1%, Services 71.9% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture and Forestry 4.4%, Industry 15.5%, Construction 7.1%, Commerce 21.3%, Finance, Insurance, and Business Services 13.3%, Transport and Communications 9.9%, Public, Services 28.5% (2009)
Industries: Metals and metal products, electronics, machinery and scientific instruments, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, clothing
Agriculture Products: Barley, wheat, sugar beets, potatoes; dairy cattle; fish
Human Development Index: 0.879 (24th)(2014), 0.892 (21st)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 2.867 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 8.1% (2013)

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Army Size: 28 300 (2004)
Budget: 2% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Finland is located in Northern Europe. Finland is bordered by Estonia, Norway, Russia and Sweden. Finland is one of the most stable countries in the world. Finland has a very strong economy with a high GDP per capita, and some major multinational companies.

(2014) Finland's economy is set to exit its current state of recession this year and finally return to growth albeit slow growth.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Finland
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Finland
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/FIN.html

Updated on: August 31st, 2014