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Finland Population and Religion Percentage

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east and covers an area of 338,145 sq. m (130,559 sq mi. According to Statistics Finland, the population of Finland at the end of June 2022 is 5,552,550 (5.5 million).

Estimated Population of Finland in 2024: 5,549,886 (5.5 million)

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Finland Demographics
Finland 2022 Population
Total Population5,552,550
Global Rank117
Land Area 303,816 sq. km (117,304 sq. mi
Area Rank65
Pop. Density18 people/sq. km
Capital CityHelsinki
Fertility Rate* of Finland1.53
Infant mortality rate ** in Finland1.4
Median Age in Finland 43.1 Years
Life Expectancy in Finland82.48 years
Urban Population of Finland86.1 %

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Finland

Christianity is the main religion in Finland and 70% of the Finnish population adheres to it. Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (Protestant) is largely followed and 67.76% of the people follow it. 1.1% are Orthodox Christians, 0.9% are other Christians

Non-Christian faiths account for 1%, and the remaining 30% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.” Other religions include Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, folk religion, etc.

The vast majority of the population are ethnic Finns. Finnish and Swedish are the official languages, with Swedish being the native language of 5.2% of the population.

Religion percentage in Finland

– Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland – 67.76%
– Orthodox Church – 1.09%
– Other Christian – 0.94%
Unaffiliated 29.41%
Other religions 0.80%

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Top Cities in Finland by Population
RankNameRegionPop. 2022
5OuluNorth Ostrobothnia213,348
6TurkuSouthwest Finland199,954
7JyväskyläCentral Finland146,826
8KuopioNorth Savo123,239
12JoensuuNorth Karelia77,531
13LappeenrantaSouth Karelia72,636
16SeinäjokiSouth Ostrobothnia65,840
18MikkeliSouth Savo51,883
20SaloSouthwest Finland51,057
Population of Finland 2024 | Religion in Finland