At a Glance
Finland is part of the Nordic countries and a member of the European Union. The democracy is located in the Northern Europe. The land of thousand lakes is usually known from its high levels of education and the quality of life because of the Nordic welfare system. A country with a population of roughly 5.5 million people hosts one of the cleanest natures around the world, since preserving the environment is close to us. The country of Nokia, Angry Birds, and the real Santa Claus is the third best location to travel to (Lonely Planet: Best in Travel 2017). Additionally, access to our country by air travel is easy; and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport was nominated to be the second best airport in Europe in 2016.
Safety and Security
The country has had no major incidences since the Second World War and has mainly stayed as a neutral and flourishing society. And according to the Freedom in the World 2017 research, Finland is the freest nation along Sweden and Denmark.
- Finland is considered the most stable and safest country to travel, visit, and live in according to the World Economic Forum and Fund For Peace.
- Being also one of the least corrupt nations in the World, third least corrupt according to Transparency international – Corruption Perceptions Index 2016, Finns keep equality and safety in high standards.
- The society’s trust on internal security and safety is the highest in the world, and at the same time Finland has the least organized crime in the world.
Demographics and Education
The grand majority of Finnish people speak Finnish as their first language. However, due to strong schooling system almost the whole population speaks English as a second language, which eliminates the language barrier problem, and makes Finland particularly an international nation. Internationally compared Finland is the 5th best English-speaking nation in the world. People in Finland are mainly Christian or Atheist. The population is extremely homogeneous, mostly Northern Caucasian, everywhere else except in the capital, which is more diverse than the rest of the nation. The culture is completely Western European culture with few local traditions and differences in culinary. The popular culture and people’s interest rely heavily on American popular culture, which indicates that Finns have adopted many features from American culture.
To see more statistics about Finland, the Finnish Government and its statistic department are providing information about Finland on the link below.
Finland reaching top positions in several global indices
Statistics from Finland