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Strictly speaking, Scandinavia only refers to Norway and Sweden because Denmark, Finland and Iceland are not on the Peninsula. However, Iceland and Denmark are considered Scandinavian because they are culturally, linguistically and ethnically Scandinavian. Finland has more Russian history than Scandinavian, but is also considered Scandinavian due to the fact that they are in a region called Fennoscandia (Fenno-Scandinavia), which is Norway, Sweden and Finland.

As a result, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland (Faroe Islands too, since Denmark governs them) are all a part of Scandinavia.

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Is Finland part of Scandinavia-?

No. I'd say Finland isn't, but some people happily extend the term "Scandinavia" to Finland, along with Iceland and some even to Svalbard and Greenland.Geographically, Finland isn't really, Iceland most certainly isn't, and neither is Greenland or Svalbard.If you think about it: "Is Finland a Scandinavian country?" No, not really... But I'd happily group Finland with Scandinavia long before I'd group Scandinavia with Germany or Holland.If you get what I mean...Either way it goes, Finland is most certainly a Nordic country, and is part of the Nordic Council. Finland is a native of Norden!Uhm..See related link below!


What is the formal region of Finland?

Finland's region is debatable but is either part of Scandinavia or northern Europe.


Is Finland Scandinavia?

Because means of production are not state owned, Finland cannot be considered to be a socialist country. However, being a Nordic welfare country, Finland has socialist characters in the form a large public sector. Finland has a thriving private sector, including e.g. worlds biggest mobile phone manufacturer Nokia. This has made Finland into a very prosperous country; according to World Bank (2008) Finland is the 10th richest country in the world, measured by nominal GDP per capita. Finland's public sector is large, comprising about half of the GDP. Practically all health and education services are provided by the public sector. Even though this model could be called socialistic, it is very effective. High quality health care is available for all, and this costs only 7,5% of GPD (e.g. in USA the costs is 16%). Also education is free, and the quality of education especially in primary and secondary schools is among the best in the world. Because of the large public sector, tax rates in Finland are high. Typically employees pay approximately 30% income tax, but the rate is heavily progressive, and can be much less with low salaries. Also the mandatory payments to various pension and other funds by both employer and employee account for about one fifth of actual salary. Additionally general VAT is 23% and there are also corporate taxes. To summarize, the Finnish economical model is Nordic welfare country.


What group of countries is Sweden part of?

Sweden is an independent country. But Sweden is a part of Nordic, Scandinavia and Europe.


What is the capital and currency of Finland?

The capital of Finland is Helsinki and, since the country is part of the European Union, Euros are used.

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Is Scandinavia in Antarctica?

No, Scandinavia is a part of Europe. It consists of the contries Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.


Which countries are considered part of Scandinavia?

The countries considered part of Scandinavia are Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Finland is sometimes included due to cultural and historical ties, but technically it is not considered part of Scandinavia.


Is Finland part of Scandinavia-?

No. I'd say Finland isn't, but some people happily extend the term "Scandinavia" to Finland, along with Iceland and some even to Svalbard and Greenland.Geographically, Finland isn't really, Iceland most certainly isn't, and neither is Greenland or Svalbard.If you think about it: "Is Finland a Scandinavian country?" No, not really... But I'd happily group Finland with Scandinavia long before I'd group Scandinavia with Germany or Holland.If you get what I mean...Either way it goes, Finland is most certainly a Nordic country, and is part of the Nordic Council. Finland is a native of Norden!Uhm..See related link below!


What region is Scandinavia located in?

Scandinavia is located in Northern Europe. It primarily consists of the countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Finland and Iceland are sometimes also considered part of Scandinavia.


What country is located in the Scandinavia peninsula?

Norway and Sweden, and part of Finland.


What country is on the worlds peninsula of Scandinavia?

Norway and Sweden, and a part of Finland.


Which is not part of Scandinavia in Europe?

There are far more countries that are not part of Scandinavia that are. Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are a part of Scandinavia, however Iceland and/or Finland is sometimes included as well, because of their historical roles in Scandinavian rule/large Scandinavian populations.


Is Northern Europe comprised of the Scandinavian countries?

Northern Europe is usually composed of only the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Scandinavia includes Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. These countries have dominated Northern Europe throughout history, and have conquered Iceland and Finland in addition to other lands. They've spread their Scandinavian culture, languages, etc. to these lands, which is why Finland and Iceland are sometimes included in Scandinavia, but rarely. The term 'Nordic' refers to all five of these countries.


What island country because of cultural similarities is sometimes included as part of Scandinavia?

Iceland


What are the five Scandinavian countries?

The Scandinavian countries are:FinlandSwedenNorwayDenmarkIcelandFaroe IslandsGreenlandGreenland and Faroe Islands is actually a part of Denmark but have home ruling with their own Parliament. They also are members of the Danish Parliament.


Which three European countries make up Scandinavia?

Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are the countries known as Scandinavia.


How many nation are there?

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