Location of Finland

Location of Finland

Finland is situated in the Northern Europe, between latitudes 60° and 70° N, and longitudes 20° and 32° E. The distance between China and Finland is 5,975 km. Part of Finland is above the Arctic Circle. Finland is the 8th largest country in Europe when measured by land area.

Finland has a border with Russia, Sweden and Norway. Finland is one of the northernmost countries in the world. Only Iceland has its capital norther than Helsinki of Finland. Finnish unique geography is explained by the Ice Age, when thick glaciers left Finland flat landscape with lots of lakes.

Finland would not be nearly as habitable without the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream gathers warm temperature from Florida in the North America and pushes it to the north Europe. Thanks to the Stream, Finnish temperate is much warmer than in the other regions in the world of similar latitudes.

Finnish location has many benefits in terms of food production. The cold winters kill many pests in the soil, reducing the need for pesticides. Moderately warm summer with around the clock daylight ensures that oats have enough time to reach maximum size before blooming. Therefore, Finnish oats have delicious flavor and large size.

The home of Santa Clause is in Finland on Korvatunturi.