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Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1917 by the Suomen tasavalta

Finland (Finnish: Suomi; Swedish: Finland), officially the Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken Finland), is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 64° N — Longitude: 26° E

Area: 338,424 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: FI

Measures of Freedom

Finland | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2024
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 100, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
Parliamentary elections in April 2015 resulted in a change of government, as the opposition Center Party (KESK) gained the greatest number of seats and formed a coalition with the incumbent National Coalition Party (KOK) and the controversial anti-immigration Finns Party. Europe's refugee crisis challenged the new government, with arrivals spiking in the fall and straining available resources and public receptiveness.
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2023: A Global Measurement of Personal, Civil, and Economic Freedom
2021: 8.70, Rank: 9, Personal freedom: 9.33, Economic freedom: 7.81
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.68, Rank: 20

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Finland" as of 25 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.