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Key facts about Finland

Finland is located North of Europe and is bordered by Norway, Sweden and Russia.

It joined the EU in 1995

It has a population of approximately 5.5 million people. The capital city is Helsinki that has a population of approximately 0.65 million inhabitants.

Finland is part of the Schengen Zone.

The currency is the Euro (Eur)

The international dialling code can be found here

Finland has a highly industrialised, mixed economy. The largest sector is services, followed by manufacturing and refining. Key exports are forestry, paper factories, and the agriculture and Finland’s imports are based in Foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals, transport equipment, iron and steel, machinery, textiles and fabric.

Useful Links

Embassy information of Finland in Ireland
World Bank

A detailed breakdown by the World Bank for doing business with Finland. The report includes Economy Profile, Starting a Business, Construction Permits, Getting Credit, Protecting Minor Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Borders, Labour Market Regulations and more.


View seaports of Finland on with information on anchorage depth and types of harbours.


Finnish cities with airports and further aviation information.

Tax & VAT

Find out about taxes in Finland and how to verify VAT numbers.

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland offer export assistance. They have an office in Stockholm, Sweden for Finnish operations.

SME United

Find out about what SME United (the association of crafts and SMEs in Europe) support is available in Finland.

Map of Finland