Finland–France relations

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French-Finnish relations
Map indicating locations of France and Finland



France-Finland relations are foreign relations between France and Finland. France one of the first countries which recognised Finland's independence on January 4, 1918. Diplomatic relations between them were established on January 24, 1918.

France is represented in Finland through its embassy in Helsinki and its honorary consulates in Hämeenlinna, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Oulu, Pori, Rovaniemi, Tampere and Turku. Finland has an embassy in Paris and 18 honorary consulates (in Ajaccio, Bordeaux, Brest, Caen, Cherbourg, Dijon, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Monaco, Nancy, Nice, Reims, Rouen, Sète, Strasbourg, Toulouse and Papeete in Tahiti).

According to a 2005 BBC World Service Poll, 48% of Finns view French influence positively, with 26% expressing a negative view.[1]

There are an estimated 6000 Finns living in France.

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