Finland

geographical name
Fin·​land | \ ˈfin-lənd How to pronounce Finland (audio) \
variants: or Finnish Suomi \ ˈswȯ-​mē How to pronounce Finland (audio) \

Definition of Finland

country of northern Europe bordering on the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland and extending north of the Arctic Circle; a republic with its capital at Helsinki area 130,559 square miles (338,145 square kilometers), population 5,537,000

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Finlander noun

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“Finland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Finland. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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