Finland has a population of about 5.3 million people with an average population density of 40.2 people per square mile. Most of Finland's population is concentrated in the southern part of the country.
The official languages of Finland are Finnish and Swedish. Finnish is spoken by 91 percent of the population and Swedish by 5.4 percent of the population.
Approximately 81 percent of the Finnish people are Lutheran and 1.1 percent are members of the Finnish Orthodox Church. An additional 17 percent are non-religious and the remaining 1 percent belong to other religions.
Finnish families are based on the nuclear-family model. The Finnish people don't form politically significant extended family structures such as clans or tribes.
Finland generally requires one year of military service from men above the age of 18. The Finnish Defense Force maintains a standard strength of about 34,700 active-duty soldiers with about 350,000 reservists.