Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. The city located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland. It's lies between latitude 60.192059 and and longitude 24.945831. It has a population of 1,268,296.
Location Map of Helsinki, Finland
Where is Helsinki Located?
As shown in the given Helsinki location map that Helsinki is located in southern Finland. In fact the city Helsinki is spread across a number of bays and peninsulas and also over a number of islands those are located in the Gulf of Finland and some also in Baltic Sea.
By virtue of being a capital city as well as largest city, Helsinki is the center of political, educational, financial, cultural, and commercial activities.
Surprisingly, about 70 percent MNCs operating in Finland are located in Helsinki. Interestingly, as per the report published in the year 2009 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, Helsinki is chosen to be the World Design Capital for the year 2012 Moreover, Helsinki is also getting popularity among the tourists of all over the world. There are various tourists attraction in the city including parks, shopping areas, museums and many other landscapes. The largest historical museum in Helsinki is the National Museum of Finland; it has vast historical collection right from prehistoric times to the 21st century.
Helsinki City, Finland - Facts
|Capital city||8 April 1812|
|Area||15.48 km2 (276.25 sq mi) [Rank -258th largest in Finland]|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET), Summer (DST) - UTC+03:00 (EEST)|
|Intercity rail||Helsinki Central Railway Station|
|Ports||Port of Helsinki, Port of Dover|
|Climate||Humid continental climate|
Places to Visit in Helsinki City
The top attractions to visit in Helsinki are: Suomenlinna, Helsinki Cathedral, Museum of Contemporary Art, Temppeliaukion Church, Uspenski Cathedral, Ateneum, The National Museum of Finland, Linnanmaki, Market Square, Design Museum, Sibelius Monument, Helsingin päärautatieasema, Esplanadi, HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Amos Rex, Senate Square, Helsinki City Museum, Kamppi Chapel, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern, Finnish Museum of Natural History, Allas Sea Pool, SkyWheel Helsinki, Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Kaivopuisto, Korkeasaari Zoo, Sea Life Helsinki, Finlandia Hall, Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Kaisaniemi botanic garden, Sipoonkorpi National Park, Flamingo Entertainment, Tamminiemi, Lauttasaari, Central Park and many more.