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Full Name

Helsinki

Location

60 10 N, 24 56 E

Area

686 sq km (265 sq miles)

Population

Total population (1.1.2006) 560,905

Ethnic mix:

87.6% Finnish, 6.4% Swedish, 6% other

Religion:

86% Lutheran, 13% other, 1% Orthodox

Government:

Democratic republic led by a president and prime minister

Major industries:

Metals and engineering equipment, telecommunications, paper products

Telephone area code:

09

Country dialing code:

358

Time zone:

GMT +2 ( GMT +3 during daylight savings )

Electricity:

220 volts AC, 50Hz

Official holidays:

New Year's Day - Jan 1

Epiphany - Jan 6

Good Friday

Easter - Apr 8-9 (2007), Mar 23-24 (2008), Apr 12-13 (2009), Apr 4-5 (2010)

May Day - May 1

Ascension Day - May 17 (2007), May 1 (2008), May 21 (2009), May 13 (2010)

Whitsun - May 27 (2007), May 11 (2008), May 31 (2009), May 23 (2010)

Midsummer Day - Jun 23 (2007), Jun 21 (2008), Jun 20 (2009), Jun 26 (2010)

All Saints Day - Nov 3 (2007), Nov 1 (2008), Oct 31 (2009), Nov 6 (2010)

Independence Day - Dec 6

Christmas Eve and Day - Dec 24-25

Boxing Day - Dec 26



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