That’s the funny thing about Finland property…
Did you know there are real estate opportunities in Commercial Property, Developments, Holiday Homes, Land, New Homes, and Residential Property? That’s the funny thing about Finland property – it goes a lot further than you expect.
Finland is a Nordic country situated in northern Europe. Bounded on the west are Sweden, Norway and Russia in the north-east, while Estonia lies to the south of the Gulf of Finland.
Approximately 5.4 million people live in Finland, with the majority concentrated in the southern region. This is the eighth largest country in Europe in terms of area and the most sparsely populated country of the European Union. Finland is a parliamentary republic with a central government based in Helsinki and local governments in 336 municipalities. In total, about one million people live in Greater Helsinki (including Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen) and one third of GDP is produced. Other major cities include Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Lahti and Kuopio.
The Finns live in Finland, and 92% of the population speaks Finnish. Finland was historically part of Sweden, from 1809-1917, and was an autonomous Grand Duchy within the Russian Empire. Finland’s declaration of independence from Russia in 1917 was followed by civil war, which left half of the Germans without the support. Finland fought the Second World War as essentially three separate conflicts: the Winter War (1939-1940), the Continuation War (1941-1944), and the Lapland War (1944-1945). Finland joined the United Nations in 1955, OECD in 1969, the European Union in 1995, and the euro area since its inception in 1999.
Finland was a latecomer in terms of industrialization, and remained a predominantly agricultural country until the 1950s. Economic development has been rapid. Finland has built an extensive welfare state and is balanced between East and West in the global economy and politics. With the best education system in Europe, Finland was recently named one of the most peaceful countries, making it both competitive and livable.