Finland: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-20.

General points to know about the country of Finland – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Helsinki (& largest city)

Population: 5.5 million (2016 estimate)

Language(s): Finnish, Swedish, Sami

President: Sauli Niinistö

Prime Minister: Juha Sipilä

CurrencyEuro € (EUR)

Area: 338,424 km2 (130,666 mi2)

Dialing Code: +358

Time Zone: Eastern European Time “EET” (UTC+2)
•   DST/Summer Time: Eastern European Summer Time “EEST” (UTC+3)

Demonym: Finnish or Finn (what’s this?)

EndonymSuomi (in Finnish)
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18-20 (varies by alc. strength & location)

Smoking Age: 18

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): FI (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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