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Location Map of Finland

Where is Finland
As shown on the given Finland location map that Finland is located in the northern part of Europe continent. Finland map also shows that Finland shares its international boundaries with Russian Federation in the east and Norway and Sweden in the north-west. Besides, it has long coastline in the western and southern side with Gulf of Bothnia and Gulf of Finland respectively. It is one on of the Scandinavian countries.

The government type of Finland is a parliamentary republic. The capital city of Finland is Helsinki where central government seats; however, local governments is distributed into 336 municipalities. Finland is the best example of a welfare State built with the perfect balance between the East and the West in global economics and politics. Probably, this is the reason that Finland ranked the best country in the world for the year 2010 reported by Newsweek survey after studying and analyzing health, economic dynamism, education, political environment and quality of life of the country.

The climate type of Finland is a humid and cool semi continental featured with warm summers and freezing winters. The southern region of the country has comparatively mild weather system (where most of the settlement live); whereas in the northern side cold is comparatively longer and remains frozen most of the months.

However, country infrastructure is quite developed and some of the industries in the country has world market for example Nokia. Likewise, country economy is largely depends upon the industries and advanced technology. Some of the country the largest industries are electronics (about 21.6%), machinery, vehicles and other engineered metal products (about 21%), forest industry (about 13%) and chemicals (about 11%).

Quick Facts
CountryFinland
Continent Europe
Where is Located Finland is a country located in the Northern Europe
Coordinates 60.166667, 24.933333
Capital Helsinki
Largest City Helsinki
Neighboring Countries Norway, Sweden, Russia
Administrative divisions19 regions
Area 130,596 sq mi
Population452515
Official Language Finnish, Swedish
Currency Euro
ISO Alpha-2 CodeFI
ISO Alpha-3 Code FIN
ISO Numeric Code246
GDP $197.476 billion 2012 estimate
Calling code 358
Time Zone EET (UTC+2)
Internet TLD .fi