National Symbols of Finland

Finland is a country in Europe. It shares borders with the following countries: Norway, Russia, Sweden, . The capital of Finland is Helsinki.

The official language is Finnish and the Euro is the currency of the Finland. The domain is .fi and the country code is +358.

National day is celebrated on 6 Dec 1917. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Finland is no exception.

In Finland, Pesäpallo is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Finnish people. Milk is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Finland. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Elias Lönnrot represent a national Finnish symbol.

The country was founded by Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim. The current president of Finland is Sauli Niinistö and Sanna Marin is the Prime Minister.

In Finland the power plugs and sockets are of type C, F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Finnish national anthem was written by Johan Ludvig Runeberg, (Swedish) Paavo Cajander (Finnish) and composed by Fredrik Pacius.

Country information

Former name(s) Suomi
Official name(s) Republic of Finland
Alternative name(s) Republic of Finland (official, English), Suomi (common, Finnish)
Regional location Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia
Country name etymology "Land of the Finns" , from the Swedish spelling, first attested in rune stones in Old Norse in present-day Sweden.
Climate Cold temperate; potentially subarctic but comparatively mild because of moderating influence of the North Atlantic Current, Baltic Sea, and more than 60,000 lakes
Terrain Mostly low, flat to rolling plains interspersed with lakes and low hills
Population 5,540,720
National Day 6 Dec 1917
Language(s) Finnish
Religion Christianity Lutheranism, Orthodoxy
Country code +358
Literacy rate 100.0%
Currency Euro
Capital city Helsinki
Domain(TLD) .fi
Ethnicity Finland-Swedes, Sami and Roma people
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Finnish
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 338,455 km2 (130,678 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+2 (EET)
Average elevation 164 m (538 ft)
Coastline 1,250 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Finland

Flag map of Finland

Motto of Finland

"Sisu', "Bravery"

National animal of Finland

The National animal of Finland is Brown bear

National Animal of Finland - Brown bear

National flower of Finland

The National flower of Finland is Lily-of-the-Valley. Botanical name is Convallaria Majalis.

National flower of Finland - Lily-of-the-Valley

National bird of Finland

The National bird of Finland is Whooper swan

National bird of Finland - Whooper swan

Rest of the National symbols of Finland 👇

Neighbouring countries of Finland

Finnish Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

He who cannot light a fire knows nothing about love.

Not all that shines is gold, nor all that glows is silver.

Little is better than nothing.

Happiness does not come from happiness itself, but from the journey towards achieving it.

Better a bitter truth than a sweet lie.

A tree is climbed from its base.

After the rain, fine weather.

One’s own help [is] the best help.

All eggs should not be put in one basket.

War does not determine who is right, only who is remaining.

Even a small star shines in the dark.

As we grow older our bad qualities make us younger.

A barking dog does not bite.

Who promises a lot, gives a little.

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