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Location: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia
Population: 5.1 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Helsinki
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Montana
Religions: Lutheran
Landscape: Thousands of lakes dot Finland's landscape; thick forests cover more than two-thirds of the land; long, deeply indented coast, marked by red and gray granite rocks; northernmost part of country lies inside Arctic Circle; in this region of Finland, sun shines 24 hours a day for long periods each summer
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1907

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

News

Saturday, Feb. 21: Finland Upsets Canada, Wins Men's Hockey Bronze
Wednesday, Feb. 11: Soininen Wins Gold in 90-Meter Ski Jump
Monday, Feb. 9: Myllylae Wins 30K Cross-Country Ski Event


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