The Republic of Finland is a Scandinavian nation located in between Sweden and Russia. Finland gained its independence from Russia in 1917 and covers about 340,000 square kilometers. Finland is mostly flat with rolling plains and is a country of about 5,270,000 Finns.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Finland, Suomen Tasavalta, Republiken Finland
Capitol: 
Helsinki
Population: 
5,476,000
Languages: 
Finnish
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
338,424
Year of UN Membership: 
1955
Year of Present State Formation: 
1917
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$270.961 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$36,122 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
-0.60 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.88
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
26.80
Unemployment: 
8.10%
Economic Grouping: 
Developed Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
European Community
Nordic Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ADB: Asian Development Bank
AfDB: African Development Bank
Arctic Council
Australia Group
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
CBSS: Council of the Baltic Sea States
CD: Community of Democracies
CoEu: Council of Europe
CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research
EAPC: Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ECB: European Central Bank
EIB: European Investment Bank
EITI: Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
EMU: European Monetary Union
ESA: European Space Agency
EU: European Union
FATF: Financial Action Task Force
G-9
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IEA: International Energy Agency
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
NC: Nordic Council
NEA: Nuclear Energy Agency
NIB: Nordic Investment Bank
NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group, aka London Group
OAS: Organization of American States
OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Pacific Alliance
Paris Club
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
PFP: Partnership for Peace
Schengen Convention
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
ZC: Zangger Committee
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINUSMA: Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali
UNIFIL: UN Interim Force in Lebanon
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMOGIP: UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan
UNTSO: United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation, Middle East
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 222
New York, NY 10017
(212) 355-2100
(212) 759-6156
sanomat.yke@formin.fi
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