Living in Finland
Finnish society is orderly, peaceful and functioning. Environmental values, education and equality are highly valued among people. Finland is also a modern Nordic country with a high standard of living and advanced economy and technology.
The capital Helsinki and the neighbouring towns Espoo and Vantaa form the metropolitan region, which is home to about 1.25 million people. Other university towns include Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Joensuu, Lappeenranta, Rovaniemi and Vaasa. No matter where you live, hiking trails and sparkling lakes are never far away.
Finland is officially bilingual: Finnish is the first language of 92%, and Swedish of 5.5% of the population. Many Finns speak English, German or some other European language.