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Islam was introduced to Finland by Baltic Tatars at the end of the 19th century. Since the late 20th century the number of Muslims in Finland has increased rapidly due to immigration. In 1999, there were an estimated 20,000 Muslims in Finland.

The Baltic Tatars arrived in Finland as merchants and soldiers at the end of the 19th century. They were later joined by other family members.

The Finnish Islamic Association (Suomen Islam-seurakunta) was founded in 1925. In practice, this society only accepts people from Tatar origin (or Turkish origin in general) as members, excluding non-Turkish Muslims.

There are many Mosques (Masjids) in the Capital area. Some of them are listed below.

  • Pakistani Mosque
  • Turkish Mosque

Muslims among various ethnic groups in Finland

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