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Finland: Nordic country on the Baltic Sea
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country located in Northern Europe. Finland shares land borders with Sweden to the west, Russia to the east, and Norway to the north and is defined by the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland to the south that are part of the Baltic Sea. Finland has a population of approximately 5.5 million, making it the 25th-most populous country in Europe. With an area of 338,455 square kilometres (130,678 sq mi), Finland is the eighth-largest country in Europe, and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is the largest city in the country.

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COVID-sniffing dogs deployed at Helsinki airport [Video]

COVID-sniffing dogs deployed at Helsinki airport

Dogs trained to detect the novel coronavirus began sniffing passenger samples at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport this week, authorities said, in a pilot project running alongside more usual testing..

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Stephen Kenny rues poor finishing as Republic suffer defeat against Finland [Video]

Stephen Kenny rues poor finishing as Republic suffer defeat against Finland

Stephen Kenny was left ruing his side’s lack of match sharpness and finishingtouch as the Republic of Ireland fell to the first defeat of his reign asmanager. Ireland’s 1-0 loss to Finland in the..

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Ryan Giggs praises hard work and concentration as Wales defeat Finland [Video]

Ryan Giggs praises hard work and concentration as Wales defeat Finland

Ryan Giggs praised Wales’ desire and focus after seeing his side start theirNations League campaign with victory in Finland. Kieffer Moore’s 80th-minutefinish from close range secured a 1-0 win at..

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Finnish ice hockey fans threaten club with boycott over game in violence-torn Minsk [Video]

Finnish ice hockey fans threaten club with boycott over game in violence-torn Minsk

fans say it would risk legitimising the authority of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, who was elected for a sixth term after a hugely contested presidential election on August 9.View on euronews

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Gareth Bale says it is 'surreal' to be a Wales elder ahead of Finland clash [Video]

Gareth Bale says it is 'surreal' to be a Wales elder ahead of Finland clash

Gareth Bale has paid tribute to his country's supporters and said it is"surreal" to be one of Wales' senior players ahead of their against Finland.Bale – who is contracted to Real until June 2022 –..

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