Finland, home to five and a half million people, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe.
Finnish and Swedish are officially recognized languages. English is the principal foreign language studied in Finnish schools, and many Finns are multilingual.
Finland is a parliamentary democracy. The president is the head of state, however, the prime minister is the country’s most powerful politician.
The principal religion in Finland is Lutheranism, with approximately 80% of the population as followers. Many other religions, especially other sects of Protestantism are represented.
As part of the European Union, the Euro is the accepted currency.