Romanians in Finland

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Romanians in Finland
Romania Finland
Total population
4,421 (2018)
Regions with significant populations
Uusimaa (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa· Southwest Finland (Turku· Åland (Maarianhamina)
Languages
Finnish · Romanian · Swedish
Religion
Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Romanians in Germany

Romanians in Finland are immigrants from Romania residing in Finland.

Migration[edit]

Eastern European Romanis started arriving in Finland in 2007, when Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU. Many of the Romanian Romanis in the Helsinki region are from Valea Seacă[disambiguation needed].[1] Most of them beg and sell the Iso Numero magazine.[2]

Employment[edit]

Roughly 200 Romanians and Bulgarians are in the police force in Helsinki.[3]

Demographics[edit]

1.64% speak Finnish, 0.47% speak Swedish and the rest 97.89% speak other languages.[4]

Distribution[edit]

The regions with the most Romanians are Uusimaa (2,019, 0.12%), Southwest Finland (784, 0.16%) and Åland islands (478, 1.60%).

Romanians by Municipality in 2018[5]
Municipality Romanians %
1. Helsinki 737 0.11
2. Turku 513 0.27
3. Espoo 507 0.18
4. Vantaa 396 0.17
5. Mariehamn 220 1.87
6. Pori 177 0.21

Crime[edit]

Between 2011 and 2013, 2,887 Romanians in the Helsinki region committed a crime.[6]

In 2017, 20 Romanian citizens were arrested for suspected drug dealing in Helsinki.[7]

Prostitution[edit]

An increasing number of Romanian prostitutes can be found in Helsinki.[8] Most of the foreign sex workers in Finland are Romanian. They usually don't advertise themselves as Romanian, instead they advertise themselves as for example Czech or Spanish women.[9]

Organizations[edit]

Romanian organizations in Finland include Tampereen Suomi-Romania yhdistys and Suomi-Romania seura.

Notable Finnish people of Romanian descent[edit]

References[edit]