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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
5.489.000, 18,1 inhabitants/sq.km 
Capital: Helsinki (population 630.000)

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.