10 Interesting Facts about Helsinki

Facts about Helsinki provide the details about the capital of Finland. It is also the largest city in the nation. Helsinki is a home for 629,512 people.  The urban area of Helsinki is occupied by 1,213,595 people. More than 1.4 million people live in the metropolitan area of Helsinki. That is why; it earns the status as the nation’s most populous urban area and municipality. The history of Helsinki has been associated with three cities. They are Saint Petersburg in Russia, Stockholm in Sweden and Tallinn, Estonia. Here are other interesting facts about Helsinki to notice:

Facts about Helsinki 1: Helsinki metropolitan area

Helsinki, Kauniainen, Vantaa and Espoo are included in Helsinki metropolitan area. In the Nordic countries, it serves as the four largest metropolitan areas.

Facts about Helsinki 2: an important city

Helsinki is an important city in Finland. It serves as the research, financial, cultural, education and political center in the country.

Facts about Helsinki
Facts about Helsinki

Facts about Helsinki 3: Helsinki Airport

Helsinki Airport is housed in municipality of Vantaa. It provides a number of destinations in Asia and Europe.

Facts about Helsinki 4: as a host

It became the host for 52nd Eurovision Song Contest 2007 and 1952 Summer Olympics. It was entitled World Design Capital for 2012.

Helsinki City Hall
Helsinki City Hall

Facts about Helsinki 5: the largest business polytechnic

The largest business polytechnic in Finland is located in Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. It has various educational institutions. Helsinki is a home for 15 vocational institutes, 41 upper secondary schools and 190 comprehensive schools.

Facts about Helsinki 6: universities

There are a number of universities in Helsinki. They are National Defence University, Aalto University, University of Helsinki, University of the Arts Helsinki and Hanken School of Economics. It is also a home to various universities of Applies. They are Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Arcada University of Applied Sciences and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.

Helsinki Facts
Helsinki Facts

Facts about Helsinki 7: National Museum of Finland

National Museum of Finland is the biggest historical museum in Helsinki. It displays various historical collections dated back in 21st century.

Facts about Helsinki 8: the tourist attraction

The building of National Museum of Finland has become a tourist destination due to the romantic architectural design.

Helsinki Pic
Helsinki Pic

Facts about Helsinki 9: Finnish National Gallery

Three museums are housed inside Finnish National Gallery. They are Kiasma Art Museum, Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Ateneum Art Museum.

Facts about Helsinki 10: symphony orchestras

Helsinki has two symphony orchestras. Both of them have their performance in Helsinki Music Centre.

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