Destination Finland, a virtual guide to the parliamentary republic in Northern Europe. The country borders the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, and the Gulf of Finland, it maintains land borders with Norway, Sweden, and Russia, and it shares maritime borders with Estonia.
A population of 5.5 million people (in 2017) making Finland one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe, about half of the population live in the southern coastal region. Capital and largest city is Helsinki, spoken languages are Finnish (89%), Swedish (5.3%), and Sami, a language spoken by the Laplanders (Sami), the indigenous people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi.
Finland is known as one of the most transparent countries in the world with extremely low corruption rates, especially in the government.
The largely free-market economy in Finland is very stable and has one of the highest GDP per capita in Europe. Around 50% of Finland’s GDP comes from exports. The major sectors for economic development in Finland are biotechnology, chemical industries, life sciences, communications, electronics, and services.
Not to mention they are ranked as one of the smartest countries in the world. Finland’s citizens are highly talented and multifaceted. So, you’d most likely be dealing with the best and the brightest.
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