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Flag Description
white with a blue cross extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag); the blue represents the thousands of lakes scattered across the country, while the white is for the snow that covers the land in winter

Independence / Republic Days
Independence Autonomy within Russia 29 March 1809
- Declared from Russia 6 December 1917


Calling code

Euro (€) (EUR)

Geographic Coordinates
60°10'N 024°56'E

Official languages

Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia

Geographic coordinates
64 00 N, 26 00 E

Map references

total: 338,145 sq km
country comparison to the world: 65
land: 303,815 sq km
water: 34,330 sq km

Area - comparative
slightly smaller than Montana

1,250 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm (in the Gulf of Finland - 3 nm)
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm; extends to continental shelf boundary with Sweden
continental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m
highest point: Halti (alternatively Haltia, Haltitunturi, Haltiatunturi) 1,328 m

noun: Finn(s)
adjective: Finnish

Finnish (official) 94.2%, Swedish (official) 5.5%, other (small Sami- and Russian-speaking minorities) 0.2% (2012 est.)

National symbol(s)

National anthem
name: "Maamme" (Our Land)

National Anthem lyrics/music: Johan Ludvig RUNEBERG/Fredrik PACIUS
note: in use since 1848; although never officially adopted by law, the anthem has been popular since it was first sung by a student group in 1848; Estonia's anthem uses the same melody as that of Finland

revenues: $139.4 billion
expenditures: $145.3 billion
note: Central Government Budget (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
53.7% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 10

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