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While being the eighth-largest country in Europe, Finland is one of the most dispersedly populated nations in the continent. Since its independence from Russia in 1917, Finland has been a frontrunner for progress across the world. According to the BBC, "It scores consistently well on international ratings for stability, freedom, public safety and social progress." 

Equality and diversity is also a major part of Finland's culture and politics. The country's parliament was the first to adopt full gender equality, granting men and women the right not only to vote but also to stand for election in as early as 1906.

Income inequality in Finland remains markedly lower than the average of all EU member states. 

Today Finland is a part of Scandanavia, operating as part of the Europen Union, with its capital Helsinki is striving toward becoming a major hub for companies to grow and thrive in.