What do Finnish people notice if they look at Finland from a distance, and what views do they take with them when visiting other countries? We ask five Finnish journalists who have extensive experience working abroad.
A little more than a century ago, the newly independent nation of Finland experienced a short but brutal civil war. Though the conflict left deep scars, a culture of working together helped former enemies reconcile and allowed the country to progress relatively quickly in its nation-building process.
of Finns belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
of Finns live in urban areas
Source: UN World Urbanisation Prospects
in the Most Reputable Countries ranking
Source: The Reputation Institute