Joined the European Union in 1995; Not a founding country
Espoo is the second most populated city in Finland with 276,760 residents.
Tampere is the third most populated city in Finland with 202, 687 residents.
Vantaa & Turku
Vantaa (top) and Turku (bottom) are Finland's fourth and fifth most populated cities, with Vantaa having 190,058 residents and Turku having 175,945.
Finland's Capital and Tourist Attractions
Helsinki is Finland's capital and is the home of 558,457. It is located in southern Finland in the Uusimaa region, and also has about 300 islands in its area.
Finland has many sights to see. Helsinki, which is highly cultural and relaxing, is great for any visitor. Finland is also one of the best places to spot the Northern Lights which appear for about 200 nights in northern Finland. Finland is also widely visited for Hämeenlinna and Alond, two very popular areas where beauty of nature and culture is seen.
Finland's physical features are mostly flat and low, with rolling plains that intersperse with lakes and low hills.
Finland has a Republican government.
Finland used Markka notes and coins until January 1st, 1999 when they officially switched to the Euro.
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