Finland, the full name of the Republic of Finland, is located in northern Europe. It is one of the five Nordic countries and borders Sweden, Norway, and Russia. The country covers an area of ​​338,000 square kilometers and is composed of the Finnish mainland and more than 179,000 islands. It contains about 188,000 lakes. Therefore, it has the reputation of "the country of a thousand lakes", with a population of about 5.51 million and the capital Helsinki.