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The Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken Finland) is a Nordic country in northeastern Europe, bordered by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the south and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west. Finland has land frontiers with Sweden, Norway and Russia and a maritime border with Estonia.

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Area: 338,145 sq km

Climate: cold temperate; potentially sub arctic 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

Population: 5,223,442 (July 2005 est.)


Languages: Finnish 93.4% (official), Swedish 5.9% (official), small Sami- and Russian-speaking minorities

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The Finnish Australian Club of Tasmania

Size of Community in Tasmania


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Donation to the International Wall of Friendship

 Finland plaque

The Finish stone was presented by John Kumpulainen, President of the Finnish Australian Club of Tasmania Inc. at a function to coincide with Finland's Independence day on the 6th of December 1985.The stone is balmoral red granite imported from Finland. At the top-centre is the engraved design of the yellow and cream national emblem of Finland. Below is a gold filled inscription, first in Finnish and then in English.


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International Wall of Friendship Development Committee.

C/- Bellala
GPO Box 920
Hobart TAS 7001

Phone Int. (03) 6270 1200
Phone: +61 3 6270 1200