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.
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
Community NameThe Finnish Australian Club of Tasmania
Size of Community in Tasmania
Local Community Contact DetailsNA
Donation to the International Wall of Friendship
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.