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    Finland Geography - 1991
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    SOURCE: 1991 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Total area: 337,030 km2
      land area: 305,470 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Montana

      Land boundaries: 2,628 km total
      Norway 729 km, Sweden 586 km, USSR 1,313 km

      Coastline: 1,126 km excluding islands and coastal indentations

      Maritime claims: Contiguous zone: 6 nm
      Continental shelf: 200 m (depth) or to depth of exploitation
      Exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm
      Territorial sea: 4 nm

      Climate: cold temperate; potentially subarctic, but comparatively mild because of moderating influence of the North Atlantic Current, Baltic Sea, and more than 60,000 lakes

      Terrain: mostly low, flat to rolling plains interspersed with lakes and low hills

      Natural resources: timber, copper, zinc, iron ore, silver

      Land use: arable land 8%; permanent crops 0%; meadows and pastures NEGL%; forest and woodland 76%; other 16%; includes irrigated NEGL%

      Environment: permanently wet ground covers about 30% of land; population concentrated on small southwestern coastal plain

      Note: long boundary with USSR; Helsinki is northernmost national capital on European continent

      NOTE: The information regarding Finland on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Finland Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Finland Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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