Finland Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017 by City Immigrants

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Finland Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017

Finland Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017

Finland numbers some 5.5 million people and has an average population density of 17 inhabitants per square kilometre.Finland Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017 This makes it the third most sparsely populated country in Europe, after Iceland and Norway. Population distribution is very uneven: the population is concentrated on the small southwestern coastal plain. About 85% live in towns and cities, with one million living in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area alone. In Arctic Lapland, on the other hand, there are only 2 people to every square kilometre.

Finland is a relatively ethnically homogeneous country. The dominant ethnicity is the Finnish people but there are also notable historic minorities of Swedes, Sami and Roma people. As a result of recent immigration there are now also considerable groups of ethnic Russians, Estonians and Somalis in the country. The official languages are Finnish and Swedish, the latter being the native language of about five per cent of the Finnish population.From the 13th to the early 19th century Finland was a part of Sweden.

With 73 percent of Finns in its congregation, the Lutheran Church is the largest religious group in the country.


 Finland demographics Population by Religion

Religion in Finland (Statistics Finland 2016)

Year

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

Finnish Orthodox Church

Other

No religious affiliation

1900

98.10%

1.70%

0.20%

0.00%

1950

95.00%

1.70%

0.50%

2.80%

1980

90.30%

1.10%

0.70%

7.80%

1990

87.80%

1.10%

0.90%

10.20%

2000

85.10%

1.10%

1.10%

12.70%

2010

78.30%

1.10%

1.40%

19.20%

2011

77.30%

1.10%

1.50%

20.10%

2012

76.40%

1.10%

1.50%

21.00%

2013

75.20%

1.10%

1.50%

22.10%

2014

73.80%

1.10%

1.60%

23.50%

2015

73.00%

1.10%

1.60%

24.30%

2016

72.00%

1.10%

1.60%

25.30%

 


 Finland demographics Population by Immigrants

Immigrants

Population

Soviet Union Former Soviet Union

53,710

Estonia Estonia

39,327

Sweden Sweden

29,484

Russia Russia

10,992

Somalia Somalia

9,618

Iraq Iraq

9,264

China China

8,879

Thailand Thailand

8,563

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Former Yugoslavia

6,728

Germany Germany

6,253

 


 Finland demographics Population by Race
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Finland demographics Population by Race

Finn

93.4%,

Swede

5.6%,

Russian

0.5%,

Estonian

0.3%,

Roma

0.1%,

Sami

0.10%

Finland Population by City

.

Finland – Largest Cities

S.no.

Name

Population

Latitude/Longitude

1

Helsinki

558,457

60.17 / 24.935

2

Espoo

256,760

60.205 / 24.652

3

Tampere

202,687

61.499 / 23.787

4

Vantaa

190,058

60.294 / 25.041

5

Turku

175,945

60.451 / 22.269

6

Oulu

128,618

65.012 / 25.468

7

Lahti

98,826

60.983 / 25.662

8

Kuopio 

89,104

62.892 / 27.677

9

Jyvaskyla 

85,026

62.241 / 25.721

10

Pori

76,772

61.483 / 21.783

 

 

 

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