More than three-quarters of Finland is forest, while there are 188,000 lakes and 179,000 islands.
Broadband access is a legal right for every citizen, and the country was home to Nokia, for many years the leading mobile phone maker in the world.
Finland’s population is 5.5 million and it joined the EU in 1995.
Finland has the highest coffee consumption per person of any country. Finland’s traditional diet has a greater emphasis on berries and wholemeal foods like rye, barley and oats than in most other countries.
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