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Finland
EU Member since 1995
Other Memberships NATO, Eurozone, Bologna Process, Schengen Area, OECD
Currency € (EURO)
Capital Helsinki
Area 338,145 sq km
Population 5,266,114 (July 2013 est.)
Language Finnish, Swedish, Sami
Religion Lutheran Church of Finland 82.5%, Orthodox Church 1.1%, other Christian 1.1%, other 0.1%, none 15.1% (2006)
GDP $ 48,811 (2011)
GNI $ 37,660 (2011)
SGI 8.52 out of 10 (2011)
CPI 90 out of 100 (2012)
Architecture Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto, Eliel Saarinen
Literature Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Elias Lonnrot, Mika Waltari, Edith Södergran, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Tove Jansson, Väinö Linna
Music Karelian melodies, Joik songs, Iskelmä; Jean Sibelius, Magnus Lindberg, Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Tasavallan Presidentti, Wigwam, Hurriganes, Apocalyptica, Lordi, Tuomari Nurmio, Sielun Veljet, Hassisen Kone, Liekki
Painting Helene Schjerfbeck, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Sam Vanni
Cuisine Lohikeitto (salmon and cream soup), Hapankaali (Saurkraut, Finnish version),Kaalikääryleet (stuffed cabbage), Leipäjuusto (cheese), Lihapullat (meatballs), Pannu Kakku (Pancake), Pulla (sweet bread), Berlusconi pizza (smoked reindeer pizza at Kotipizza) Delicacies: Mämmi (Easter dessert), Raejuusto (Finnish cheese)
Drinks Viili (yogurt like product), Glögi (spiced wine), Wine, Kiisseli (dessert fruit drink), Koskenkorva (liquor), Vodka
Consumption 12.52 equivalent liters of pure ethyl alcohol per capita per year (WHO, 2005)
Sports Pesäpallo (baseball like sport), Ice hockey, Skiing, Formula One
europoint On Finland
24 May 2014

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