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The current formal divisions of the country do not correspond well to geographical or cultural boundaries, and are not used here. Formerly regions and provinces did correspond; many people identify with their region, but mostly according to historic boundaries.

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Together these cities form the Capital Region with a population of about 1.1 million, 630,000 of them living in proper.

is the third largest city in Finland with around 215,000 inhabitants.

is Finland’s oldest city and one of the oldest in the entire Nordic region.


The Islands are a group of small islands officially belonging to but awarded a wide degree of autonomy by a League of Nations decision in 1921, which settled a long-running dispute between Sweden and Finland.

As the name reveals it is a land of lakes: seen from above, the region consists of an endless patchwork of lakes and low rolling hills, originally gouged out by sheets of ice during the Ice Age.

The most prominent local specialties are sautéed reindeer served with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam as well as other reindeer dishes, leipäjuusto served with cloudberry jam, dishes made from game and salmon soup.

Helsinki is the most important gateway both to and the rest of the country.

The is a region with long-standing agricultural traditions.


  • Location:  ,
  • Population:  5,240,000
  • Latitude of center:  64° 18' (64.3°) north
  • Longitude of center:  26° 54' (26.9°) east
  • Elevation:  124 meters (407 feet)
  • Capital: 
  • Area:  337,030 km² (130,128 miles²)
  • Languages:  Finnish, Swedish, Inari Sami
  • Currency:  Euro (EUR)
  • Phone code:  358
  • Internet domain:  .fi
  • Neighbors:  , ,
  • Wikidata:  Finland
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Finland

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