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Motoring in Finland

GENERAL INFORMATION OF FINLAND

Total area
338.000 sq.km (130.500 sq.miles)

Maximum distances
1160 km (721 miles) north to south, 540 km (336 miles) east to west.

Population
5.160.000, 17 inhabitants/sq.km
Capital: Helsinki (population 546.000)

Banks
Open Mon-Fri 09:15-16:15. Exchanges are open longer hours, especially at Helsinki airport and ports.

Currency
Euro (EUR). Divided into 100 cents (sentti).

Public Holidays
New Year’s Day; Epiphany; Good Friday; Easter Monday; May Day (=1.5.); Ascension Day; Whit Saturday; All Saints; Independence Day (=6.12.), Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Other days are Vappu night, 30 Apr (a student and spring festival). Midsummer, around 24 June is celebrated throughout Finland with bonfires and dancing.

Shops
Open Mon-Fri 09:00-21:00, Sat 09:00-14:00/18:00 acc. to season, there are local variations. Shops at Helsinki central railway and Metro stations are open Mon-Sat 10:00-22:00, Sun 12:00-22:00.