Countries Beginning with F

By | February 15, 2021


Finland is a parliamentary republic in Northern Europe and has been a member of the European Union since 1995. With 5.4 million residents in an area only slightly smaller than Germany, Finland is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe. The collapse of the Soviet Union plunged Finland, whose economy was largely based on trade with the East, into a severe economic crisis in the early 1990s. Joining the European Community in 1995 contributed to economic stabilization. Today Finland is one of the wealthy countries within the European Union.

  • Continent/Region: North Europe
  • Languages: Finnish, Swedish
  • Capital: Helsinki
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)


France is a democratic, centralized unitary state in Western Europe and in terms of area the largest country in the European Union. The country is a founding member of the European Union and has its largest army. In 2016, the capital Paris was hit by several terrorist attacks by supporters of the Islamic State.

  • Continent/Region: West Europe
  • Language: French
  • Capital: Paris
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)