338.000 sq.km (130.500 sq.miles)
1160 km (721 miles) north to south, 540 km (336 miles) east to west.
5.489.000, 18,1 inhabitants/sq.km
Capital: Helsinki (population 630.000)
Euro (EUR). Divided into 100 cents (sentti).
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.