The Roma live everywhere in the country, but mostly in southern Finland and in the Helsinki area.
Official estimates put their numbers between 10,000 and 12,000. In addition, some 3,000 Finnish Roma live in Sweden.
Exact figures and precise details of their whereabouts are unknown, because the law prohibits the registration of people by ethnic background.
In this section we look at the Roma and their education, and the discrimination that they encounter.