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Sources: United Nations Statistics Division and World Bank


Finland is a country in Northern Europe and a member of the European Union. With about 5.2 million inhabitants it is a quite small country, though the total area is not that small. Due to the high GDP per capita, Finland is despite of its small population, an important economic power. The economic activity rate is quite high, but the unemployment rate is not that good.

With a life expectancy of over 78 years, the Fins live very long compared to the world average of 66.4 years. One reason for that is the very low HIV rate and excellent drinking water and sanitation conditions. However, on a per-capita basis, Finland is a large polluter of greenhouse gases. Finland has a very good educations system and an outstanding tertiary education enrolment rate of almost 90%.


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