Finland in Brief


Finland has been an independent republic since December 6, 1917. It’s the easternmost Nordic country and has a population of approximately 5.4 million people.

Finland joined the United Nations in 1955, the OECD in 1969, and the European Union in 1995. It has been part of the eurozone since its inception. Finland is also a Schengen Agreement country.

Finland spends heavily on education, training and research – investment which pays dividends by delivering one of the best-qualified workforces in the world. This has been a key factor in the development of a modern, competitive economy in which an advanced telecommunications sector has been added to the traditional timber and metals industries.

For more detailed information about Finland visit This is Finland.

For business contacts and information related to doing business in Finland, please refer to the Contact Finland directory.