The country borders the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, and the Gulf of Finland, it maintains land borders with Norway, Sweden, and Russia, and it shares maritime borders with Estonia.
Formerly a grand duchy in the Russian empire, the country became independent in 1917. Finland is since then a formally neutral country, and like Sweden not a member of NATO.
The country's landscape offers a lot of National Parks; covered mostly with coniferous taiga forests (78%), bogs and fens, it has rarely cultivated land. Lakes, rivers and ponds occupy about 10% of its area. Halti Mountain at 1,324 m is Finland’s highest point.
Fun Fact: Finland is almost the size of Germany!
quick facts about FINLAND
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Finnish, Swedish Russian
ROAD DRIVING SIDE
Cold temperate; potentially subarctic but comparatively mild because of moderating influence of the North Atlantic Current, Baltic Sea, and more than 60,000 lakes.
When invited to a Finn's home, it is considered polite to arrive punctually and to offer to bring a dish.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
During the summer months of June, July and August, when the climate is warmest, the days are longest and the blossoming landscape at its prettiest, and when tourist facilities and transport services operate at full steam.
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