Finland is a country characterised by vast forests, with over 187,000 lakes and ponds, as well as a similar count of islands and islets. It has a terrestrial area exceeding 33,000km² and a marine area spanning over 81,000km². Finland shares its borders with 3 neighbouring countries. The highest point in Finland is Halti, reaching a height of 1,324m. With a population of 5.5 million people, Finland has a relatively low population density of 16.4 people per km².


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