Finland flag information
Description flag of Finland
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)
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Official country name
Republic of Finland
Suomen tasavalta/Republiken Finland (long)
Finn(s) (noun) Suomi/Finland (adjective)
Finnish 91.5% (official), Swedish 5.5% (official), other 3% (small Sami- and Russian-speaking minorities) (2006)
5,244,749 ranked 115, (data 2008)
long boundary with Russia; Helsinki is northernmost national capital on European continent; population concentrated on small southwestern coastal plain. The lowest point is Baltic Sea 0 m.
Coastline 1,250 km.
2,654km, Norway 727 km, Sweden 614 km, Russia 1,313 km.
6 provinces (laanit, singular - laani); Ahvenanmaan Laani (Aland), Etela-Suomen Laani (Southern Finland), Ita-Suomen Laani (Eastern Finland), Lansi-Suomen Laani (Western Finland), Lapin Laani (Lapland), Oulun Laani
6 December 1917 (from Russia)