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Don't know about permanent residents, but all told approximately 130,000 non-Finnish citizens live in Finland. You're only a Finnish citizen at birth if at least one of your parents is a Finnish citizen. To become a Finnish citizen, you have to have been a resident for at least six years and be able to communicate in either Finnish or Swedish.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Sat May 10th, 2008 at 03:39:23 PM EST
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