Finland is officially known as "fnland". Republic of Finland is a Nordic country. Located in the northeast of Europe. The southwestern border reaches the Baltic Sea. On the south to the Gulf of Finland West to the Gulf of Bothia Finland borders Sweden, Norway and Russia. The Aland Islands, off the southwest coast, It is under Finnish rule But is an autonomous region It was once occupied by Russia and is part of Russia's territory. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espovanta, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.