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Capital: Helsinki
Large Cities: Tampere, Espoo
Languages: Finnish and Swedish
Religion: Christianity
Currency: Euro




Location: Off the south-west coast are the Swedish-populated, autonomous Aland Islands, controlling the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia. Finland has more than 20,000 lakes. 62% of the population live in urban areas.

History: The Republic of Finland is a Baltic State, which once formed part of the Russian Empire. It became independent on December 6, 1917 and a republic in 1919.

Economy: Conifer forests, which cover 65 percent of the land from the base of the economy. Paper and pulp industry is highly developed. Other industries are shipbuilding, metals, machinery, textiles leather and chemicals. Finland has a fairly big fleet of merchant marine.

Trade & Export: Chief agricultural crops are grains, potatoes and dairy products. With the help of investments in export industries and hitech, exports as a share of GDP doubled to 40% in the ten years to 2001. Finland joined the EU on January 1, 1995.

Mission in India:
Embassy of Finland
E-3, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110 021, India
Tel: +91 - 11 - 51497500
Fax: +91 - 11 - 51497555
Email: sanomat.nde@formin.fi

Consulate:
Mumbai
Tel: +91 - 22 - 22165277
Fax: +91 - 22 - 22164213
Email: ram_tarneja@bsbmumbai.org
Kolkata:
Tel: +91 - 33 - 22474328, 22471957
Fax: +91 - 33 - 22474329
Email: siva_holdings@vsnl.net

Indian Mission in Finland:
Embassy of India
Satamakatu 2 A 8
00160, Helsinki, Finland
Tel: 00-358-9-608927, 608935
Fax: 00-358-9-6221208



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