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Quick Facts - Finland


Capital: Helsinki
Political system: Semi-presidential republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 5 May 1989
Population: 5 401 267 (2012)     
Population density: 17.6 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Finnish and Swedish
Non-nationals of total population: 3.1 % (2011)

Funding (2009)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 0.99 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 944 799 000 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 176.60 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 51.20 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 2.26 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 20.20 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 13.61 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 150 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 170 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 1 868 USD (182 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 1.4 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 87.1 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 23/1/1970  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Entered into force 1/3/1998  
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Accepted on 18/12/2006

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334