Finland is a country in Northern Europe sharing borders with Russia, Norway and Sweden. The capital city Helsinki occupies a peninsula in the Baltic Sea and its islands. It has various museums, a trendy Design District and an 18th-century sea fortress. The Arctic province of Lapland is a vast wilderness with ski resorts and national parks.
Finland is located in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Russia, Sweden, Norway and it has the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia as a defined point. The population of Finland is 5.5 million, and Helsinki is the capital, as well as the largest city.
Finland was considered an agrarian country until the 1950s, and after WW2, the country started the process of industrialization, which was quite rapid, and developed into an advanced economy, while also building an extensive welfare state based on the Nordic model. As for international relations, Finland joined the UN in 1955 and the official policy of neutrality was adopted.
Finland ranks very highly on numerous metrics of national performances, such as education, economic competitiveness, quality of life, civil liberties, as well as human development. The Fragile States Index ranked Finland as the most stable country in the world in the period of 2011-2016, and it also got the number one ranking on the World Happiness Report for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.