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map of europe with finland highlighted in red Finland is one of the world's northernmost countries.  Lapland, which comprises just about one-third of Finland, is located within the Arctic Circle.  Because its remote location makes it difficult to access, Finland doesn't receive the same quantity of visitors as other countries in Scandinavia.

Finland covers an area of about 130,000 square miles, making it one of the largest countries in Europe, and is home to five million people.  The capital of Finland, Helsinki, which is located in the country's southern region, has a population of about half a million.

Finland is about 700 miles long and has a maximum breadth of 335 miles.  Its coastline is approximately 680 miles long.

birch forest in Finland Finland is bordered by Sweden, Norway, and Russia, and is geographically divided into three separate areas, each with its own distinct topography and climate.  These districts are the coastal plain, the lake district, and the highland in the north.

Finland has about 187,888 lakes — more lakes than any other country in the world.  The majority of these lakes are extremely shallow — about 25 feet deep — and none of them are more than 300 feet deep.  The largest lake, Lake Saimaa, is located near the Russian border.  Most of Finland's lakes are extremely narrow, and they're also home to Finland's many islands, which number about 180,000.

Finland's major rivers are the Kemi, Torne, Muonio, Oulu, and Vuoksi.  All of Finland's rivers are instrumental in the success of the country's logging industry.  In addition, the Kemi is Finland's longest river, and contributes to the country's production of hydroelectric power, as well as to its salmon industry.

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Map of Finland, showing major cities and roads.
Finland's coastline includes many bays and inlets, while off the coast are thousands of small islands.  The Aland Islands, of which there are more than 6,500, are among Finland's most important.  These islands are located in the Gulf of Bothnia off of the southern coast of Finland.

Lemmenjoki is Finland's largest national park, and is located north of the Arctic Circle.  The Lemmenjoki River Valley, which is known for its gold deposits, is located within this national park.

Learn more about Finland by spending some time browsing the Finland maps on this website.

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