Helsinki’s new central library, Oodi, is the place to go if you want to read a book, meet up with your friends, borrow a cello or cut metal with lasers.
Literacy rate in Finland
Source: CIA World Factbook
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.
Amount of foreigners living in Finland
Source: Statistics Finland
Helsinki is one of the world's most liveable cities
Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit