Country: Finland

Population: 5,238,460

Capital: Helsinki

Time Zone: UTC+2

Currency Name: euro (EUR)

Government Type: republic

Languages: Finnish 92% (official), Swedish 5.6% (official), other 2.4%

Ethnic Breakdown: Finn 93.4%, Swede 5.7%, Russian 0.4%, Estonian 0.2%, Roma (Gypsy) 0.2%, Sami 0.1%

Religion: Lutheran Church of Finland 84.2%, Orthodox Church 1.1%, other Christian 1.1%, other 0.1%, none 13.5%

Major Cities: Helsinki

Phone Country Code: 358

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.visitfinland.com/

High Travel Season: July - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, f

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year\'s Day), January 6 (Epiphany), Easter, May 1 (May Day), Ascension, Pentecost, Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Day, All Saints Day, December 6 (Independence Day), December 24-25 (Christmas), December 26 (Boxing Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The Kantele is the national instrument of Finland.