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Total country population 5,500,000
Core Jewish population 1,300
Jews per total 1,000 in population 0.24
Population with a Jewish parent 1,600
Enlarged Jewish population 1,900
Law of Return Jewish population 2,200



  • The total population of Finland on 1 January 2016 stood at 5,487,300. Its population grew by 15,600 in 2015, of which 12,600 was due to inward migration. 
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Finland was estimated to be 1,300 (0.02 % of the wider population), and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 1,900 (0.03% of the wider population). 
  • An estimated 2200 Finns qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return. 
  • The Jewish community is concentrated in Helsinki, with a smaller community in Turku. 

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