|5.200.000 (density 15
; surface 338.145 km2)
Capital : Helsinki (500.000)
|Internet :||FI domain
2.150.000 people on the Web (41,61 %) (Feb-00) (Taloustukimus Oy)
Referrer : (firstname.lastname@example.org,Tor.Lillqvist@vtt.fi)
|Currency :||1 markka (mark) - FIM till 28/02/2002
1 markka = 100 penni (pennies, pence). 1 mk = 100 p.
1 Euro = 5,94573 markka (fixed on 31.12.98)
|Coins :||10p, 50p,
1mk (old and new), 5mk (old and new), 10mk.
The 10 mk coin was elected the most beautiful at a recent international conference of mint officials...
|Paper :||(10mk being phased out), 20mk,
50mk, 100mk, 500mk, 1000mk.
Other historical banknotes
Suomen Pankki - National Bank of Finland
Finnish Ministry of Finance
Finnish Council of State
Helsinki Stock Exchange
from Portalino Fantalinks
TTE Tourismus Team Europe
Old 1mk and 5mk coins and 10mk notes are rapidly being phased out, you rarely get them as change any longer. Pay phones accept (new) 1mk, 5mk and maybe 10mk coins. Credit card phones available if you look around a bit. Some large department stores accept USD, DEM, SEK.
Most ATM's nowadays should accept Visa (ATM Locator). ATMs are very common.
VISA accepted virtually everywhere. MasterCard, AmEx, Diners, not as commonly.
|Foreign exchange :||
Banks. (Hotels, probably, for their guests.) The Forex company, which claims to have significantly better rates, has two offices in Helsinki (Railway station and the Esplanade), that are open until 21.00. (Certainly faster service at their offices than waiting in a bank.)
Currency exchange machines at several places in Helsinki centre (USD, DEM, SEK, GBP, and some others -> FIM, FIM -> USD, DEM, SEK, maybe ESP only), and probably in the other larger cities.