Joined the European Union in 1995; Not a founding country


Finland was part of Sweden for 7 centuries. It joined during the 12th century and became independent in 1809. Finland is located in Nothern Europe and is border by the Baltic Sea. It is also located between Sweden and Russia.

The Flag

Finlands national colors are blue and white. The blue represents Finlands many lakes, and the white represent the snow that comes over the land during winter. It was designed in 1918 and also represents vigilance, truth, loyalty, perseverance, and justice.

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.


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Interesting fact (yes there is only one)

You are not allowed to hang a different flag above another Finland flag because it showed superiority.