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SOUTH
Finland
DEMONYMS: Finnish, Finn, European
South is a geographical region within Finland. Finland is part of the Northern Europe region in the continent of Europe. Finland is also known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes. It is in the Northern hemisphere and is 337 thousand square kilometres in size. The primary languages spoken are Finnish and Swedish, the capital city is Helsinki and the main currency used is the Euro. South, which has a total area of 157.3 thousand square kilometres and is comprised of 3 sub-regions, including Eastern Finland, Southern Finland, Western Finland.
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Geographical Region
ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
Finland
COUNTRY

Geography

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REGIONAL / STATE CAPITAL

Helsinki

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COUNTRY

Finland

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REGION

Northern Europe

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CONTINENT

Europe

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HEMISPHERE

Northern

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AREA

157289

(square kilometers)

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STATES | PROVINCES | COUNTIES

Eastern Finland, Southern Finland, Western Finland

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NOTIFICATIONS

LAST UPDATED:  April 25, 2023
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Latest

| STATUS

  • There are currently no known issues or armed conflicts taking place within this country. It is advised that you consult your country's foreign or overseas department before you travel. Your government's ministry will provide you with the latest information and guidance as to whether it is safe to travel to this country (or to parts of it)
  • The country has some or many progressive laws, and the LGBGTQIA+ community living and visiting have equal rights in many areas. Generally, it is likely safe to travel in cities; however, some discretion may be required in rural or less populated areas. It is always recommended that you carry out independent research before travelling
  • GENDER IDENTITY/EXPRESSION | The country has some laws in place regarding gender identity and expression
  • LGBTQIA+ ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS | This country has laws in place that bans all forms of discrimination. Laws that protect those community members living or visiting from discrimination
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Government

| INFORMATION

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FINLAND
MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
ulkoministeriö | utrikesministeriet
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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FINLAND
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS AND HEALTH
sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö | social- och hälsovårdsministeriet
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
tervehdys | hälsning
HI
moi | hej
HOW ARE YOU?
kuinka voit? | hur mår du?
GOOD MORNING
hyvää huomenta | god morgon
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
olen hyvä, ja sinä? | jag mår bra och du?
GOOD AFTERNOON
hyvää iltapäivää | god eftermiddag
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
mikä sinun nimesi on? | vad heter du?
GOOD NIGHT
hyvää yötä | godnatt
MY NAME IS…
nimeni on ... | jag heter ...
WELCOME
tervetuloa | välkommen
NICE TO MEET YOU
hauska tavata | trevligt att träffas
GOODBYE
heippa | adjö
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
puhutko englantia? | pratar du engelska?

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Finnish | Swedish
Official Language(s) spoken in Finland
The emergency service numbers within Finland to call during an emergency
  • AMBULANCE - when someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk (emergency medical services and technical rescue)
  • POLICE - when you feel in danger, are in dangerous situations or have witnessed a crime (law enforcement, criminal investigation, and maintenance of public order)
  • FIRE RESCUE - when a fire occurs or where a person needs rescue (fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials mitigation)


Ambulance
AMBULANCE
ambulanssi (finnish) | ambulans (swedish)

dial
112

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
poliisi (finnish) | polis (swedish)

dial
112

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
antaa potkut (finnish) | brand (swedish)

dial
112

Call Fire Service Now


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  USEFUL PHRASES | EMERGENCY

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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EMERGENCY
hätä | nödsituation
HELP ME
auta minua | hjälp mig
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
missä on lähin sairaala? | var är närmaste sjukhus?
STOP
stop | sluta
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
missä on lähin apteekki? | var är närmaste apotek?
HOSPITAL
sairaala | sjukhus
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
missä on poliisiasema? | var är polisstationen?
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

358

INTERNET SUFFIX

.fi

LANGUAGES

Finnish, Swedish

CURRENCY

NAME:
Euro
SYM:
DIVISION:
100 cents

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
230
HERTZ:
50

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
2
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug C Electricity Plug F

AREA CODES

2 | 3 | 5 | 6 | 9 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 17 | 18 | 19

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CLIMATE

Helsinki

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
-2.1°C | 28.2°F
02| FEB
-1.9°C | 28.5°F
03| MAR
2.4°C | 36.4°F
04| APR
9.3°C | 48.8°F
05| MAY
16.7°C | 62.0°F
06| JUN
19.8°C | 67.7°F
07| JUL
23.4°C | 74.1°F
08| AUG
21.6°C | 70.8°F
09| SEP
16.2°C | 61.2°F
10| OCT
8.8°C | 47.8°F
11| NOV
4.2°C | 39.5°F
12| DEC
0.9°C | 33.7°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
-8.7°C | 16.4°F
02| FEB
-8.8°C | 16.1°F
03| MAR
-6.4°C | 20.4°F
04| APR
-0.7°C | 30.7°F
05| MAY
4.8°C | 40.7°F
06| JUN
9.1°C | 48.3°F
07| JUL
12.7°C | 54.8°F
08| AUG
11.3°C | 52.3°F
09| SEP
7.2°C | 44.9°F
10| OCT
1.8°C | 35.2°F
11| NOV
-0.9°C | 30.3°F
12| DEC
-4.7°C | 23.5°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
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Spring SeasonSPRING
Printemps (fr) | Frühling (de) | Primavera (es) | Primavera (it) | Lente (du) | Primavera (pt)
March-May
Summer SeasonSUMMER
Été (fr) | Sommer (de) | Verano (es) | Estate (it) | Zomer (du) | Verão (pt)
June-August
Autumn SeasonAUTUMN
Automne (fr) | Herbst (de) | Otoño (es) | Autunno (it) | Herfst (du) | Outono (pt)
September-November
Winter SeasonWINTER
Hiver (fr) | Winter (de) | Invierno (es) | Inverno (it) | Winter (du) | Inverno (pt)
November-February
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  USEFUL PHRASES | INSTRUCTIONS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
joo | ja
EXCUSE ME
anteeksi | ursäkta mig
NO
ei | nej
PLEASE
ole kiltti | snälla du
NO, THANK YOU
ei, kiitos | nej tack
SORRY
anteeksi | förlåt
MAYBE
ehkä | kanske
THANK YOU
kiitos | tack

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  Oct 11,2022

TIMEZONE

UTC+2 (Europe/Helsinki)

DST APPLIES

Yes
  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME (DST)
2023
STARTS
Mar 26, 2023
ENDS
Oct 29, 2023
2024
STARTS
Mar 31, 2024
ENDS
Oct 27, 2024

DST ADJUSTMENT

Forward one hour

DST TIMEZONE

UTC+3 (Europe/Helsinki)

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TRAVEL RELATED

AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

23
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
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  USEFUL PHRASES | DIRECTIONS & GUIDANCE

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
ohjeet ja ohjeet | vägbeskrivning och vägledning
HOW DO I GET THERE?
miten pääsen sinne? | hur kommer jag dit?
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
kuinka paljon tuo on? | hur mycket är det?
HOW FAR IS IT?
kuinka kaukana se on? | hur långt är det?
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
käykö teillä luottokortti? | accepterar du kreditkort?
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
missä on kylpyhuone? | vart är badrummet?
I'M NOT INTERESTED
en ole kiinnostunut | jag är inte intresserad
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
missä on lähin ravintola? | var är närmaste restaurang?
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
en ymmärrä | jag förstår inte
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
kuinka paljon olen sinulle velkaa? | hur mycket är jag skyldig dig?

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LGBTQIA+ Terms

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Lesbian
lesbo (finnish) | lesbisk (swedish)
Gay Flag
Gay
homo (finnish) | gay (swedish)
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Bisexual
biseksuaali (finnish) | bisexuell (swedish)
Transgender Flag
Transgender
transsukupuolinen (finnish) | trans (swedish)
Intersex Flag
Intersex
intersukupuoli (finnish) | intersex (swedish)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
suvuton (finnish) | könlös (swedish)
Questioning Flag
Questioning
kysely (finnish) | fråga (swedish)
Community Flag
Community
yhteisö (finnish) | gemenskap (swedish)
Gender Flag
Gender
sukupuoleen liittyvä (finnish) | könsrelaterat (swedish)
Sexuality Flag
Sexuality
sukupuoleen liittyvä (finnish) | sexualitet relaterat (swedish)
Non-Bingary Flag
Non-Binary
ei-binaarinen (finnish) | icke-binär (swedish)
Queer Flag
Queer
omituista (finnish) | queer (swedish)
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