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Finland is in Northern Europe and has borders with Russia to the east, Norway to the north, and Sweden to the west. The country is a thoroughly modern welfare state with well-planned and comfortable small towns and cities, but still offers vast areas of unspoiled nature.

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Helsinki or Helsingfors is the capital of Finland. Founded in 1550, the "Daughter of the Baltic" has been the Finnish capital since 1812, when it was rebuilt by the tsars of Russia along the lines of a miniature St.

The West Coast of Finland is a geographically flat region bordering the Gulf of Bothnia.

Turku is the oldest city and former capital of Finland. It was settled during the 13th century, making it one of the only few – and by far the largest – medieval cities in Finland.

Southern Finland is a former province of Finland. Relatively small in area, the province is dominated by the urban sprawl around Helsinki and is the most populous in Finland.

Tampere is the third largest city in Finland with around 215,000 inhabitants.

Finnish Lakeland comprises the eastern and central parts of the country.

The Archipelago Sea, Finnish Saaristomeri, Swedish Skärgårdshavet, is the part of the Baltic Sea between the main islands of Åland and the Finnish mainland.

Vaasa is in Ostrobothnia, Western Finland. Vaasa was an important place of governance when Finland was part of Sweden.

Åland is an autonomous area in the Baltic Sea, consisting of a main island and a surrounding archipelago.

Finnish Lapland is the Arctic far north in Finland, strictly defined as the province of the same name, but in practice starting near the Arctic Circle.

Espoo with a population of a quarter of a million is the second largest city in Finland.

Oulu is a city of more than 190,000 inhabitants in Oulu province, Northern Finland.

Northern Finland is the northernmost part Finland. Administratively it comprises Finnish Lapland and the provinces of Kainuu and Northern Ostrobothnia.

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