Finland is 1160 kilometres long. Finland is 260 kilometres wide at the narrowest point.
There are 5,2 million inhabitants in Finland. The surface area is 338 145 km ². 10 % of Finland‘s surface area is water and only 3 % is build-up land. South and Middle Finland is low-lying ground and in the north of Finland there are lots of arctic hills. There are 55 000 lakes in Finland. Finland's official languages are Finnish and Swedish.
Helsinki is the capital of Finland. 1/5 of the Finnish inhabitants (about 1 000 000) live in the metropolitan area. Helsinki Cathedral Railway station Air photo of Helsinki The amusement park Linnanmäki
Modern art museum Kiasma Opera house Finlandia House
Presidential residence Parliament House Temppeliaukio Church Art museum Ateneum
In the Northern Finland, at the arctic circle, lives Santa Claus. He gets over 700 000 letters every year from children all over the world.
If you go to the north from the arctic circle in the summer time, you can see the midnight sun. In the winter time there is a period of darkness, when the sun doesn ‘t rise for about two months . Midnight sun Period of darkness