The republic of Finland is a country in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe, bordering Sweden and Norway to the west and Russia to the east. The territory of Finland is mostly flat with only some mountains in the northeast of the country. Finland has a large number of lakes and islands (187888 lakes larger than 500 sqm and 179584 islands). With just 5.4 million inhabitants spread over an area of 338000 sq km Finland is a very sparsely populated country. Its capital is Helsinki. Other important cities include Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio and Lahti. Finland has been settled at least since 8500 BC and achieved independence for the first time in 1917. Nowadays Finland has a highly advanced economy and one of the world's highest GDP.
Helsinki photo gallery  - 90 pictures of Helsinki
Oulu photo gallery  - 50 pictures of Oulu
Tampere photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Tampere
Suomenlinna photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Suomenlinna
90 photos of Helsinki, the capital of Finland and its most populous city
50 photos of Oulu. a major technological centre in the north of Finland
13 photos of Tampere, a city in southern Finland, which has historically been the major industrial centre of Finland
18 photos of Suomenlinna, a sea fortress built on six islands south of Helsinki
Rovaniemi photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Rovaniemi
Highway to Inari photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Highway to Inari
Baltic sea ferry to Finland photo gallery  - 25 pictures of Baltic sea ferry to Finland
18 photos of Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland, the official home of Santa Claus
21 photos of the E75 European road from Helsinki to the North Cape
25 photos of the ferry which connects Travemünde with Helsinki, crossing the Baltic sea
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