Year of EU entry: 1995

Political system: Republic

Capital city: Helsinki

Total area: 338 000 km²

Population: 5.3 million

Currency: euro

The official EU languages:  Finnish, Swedish

Finland has snowy winters, pleasantly warm summers and colorful spring and autumn. Finns* are considered to be a bit quiet and reserved. But they are actually warm, friendly, hospitable and especially honest people.

It is a country of forests, with lakes in between and a few small farms and small towns.

They are very famous the endless days of summer, the White Nights, during which the sun does not set, last for around 10 weeks of the summer. The endless nights of winter are very famous too, when the sun never rises above the horizon during nearly eight weeks.

*Finns: Natives from Finland