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    Finland (Finnish: Suomi), officially the Republic o Finland, (Finnish: Suomen tasavalta), is a Nordic country situated i the Fennoscandinavia region o Northren Europe. Te the west, it hes a mairch wi Swaden, te the north wi Norway an te the east wi Russia. Estonia lees te the sooth on't, oot-ower the Gulf o Finland.

    Aroond 5.4 million foaks resides in Finland, wi the majority concentrated i the soothren region. It is the aighth mucklest country i Europe biv area an the myest spairsely populated country i the European Union. Finland is a pairliamentary republic wi a central govrenment byesed i Helsinki an local govrenments in 342 municipalities. A total o aboot yen hunner residents lives i the Greeter Helsinki area; (that includes Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen an Vantaa), an a third o the country's GDP is produced there. Uther muckle cities includes Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Lahti, Kuopio an Kouvola.

    Finland wes historically a pairt o Swaden an frae 1809 on, an autonomous Grand Duchy i the Russian Empire. Finnish Declaration ov Independence frae Russia in 1917 wes folla'd biv a civil war, wars agyen the Soviet Union an Nazi Germany, an a period o official neutrality i the Caud War. Finland jyned the Unitit Naitions in 1955, the OECD in 1969, the European Union in 1995, an the eurozone syne its inception.

    Finland wes a relative lyetcumer tiv industrialisation, remainin a myestly agrarian country til the 1950s. Sin-syne, economic development wes rapid, Finland hes bigged an extensive welfare styet an balanced foreign policy atween the East an the West i global economics an politics. The country tops continuously the international comparisons o national performance. Finland ranks the best country i the world i the 2010 Newsweek survey byesed o health, economic dynamism, eddication, political environment an quality o life. Finland hes been ranked the second myest styeble country i the world an the forst i the 2009 Legatum Prosparity ratin.