Helsinki, a city with culture

Helsinki is the capital of Finland and the most populous city in that country. Located on the southern coast of the country, it is part of the province of Southern Finland and the Uusimaa region. With more than half a million inhabitants, it can be said that one in four Finns lives in this beautiful city.

Helsinki is a city that lives basically from the tertiary sector , the service sector. This has been replacing over time the heavy industry that prevailed years ago. To be more precise, it is important to note that the financing and information technology sectors are the ones that contribute the most to the nominal GDP of the entire country.

As for the climate, Helsinki enjoys mild summers in which temperatures move between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. Winters , however, are long and cold with temperatures ranging from 0 to -30 degrees Celsius . In addition, snowfall is the daily bread and the climate is dry. As expected, due to this weather, winter sports are the predominant in the country.

To move around Helsinki you will have it very easy thanks to its public transport network: cheap and very well organized. Bus, train, metro and tram will help you get to know the whole region well. The neighboring cities Vantaa, Espoo and Kauniainen also have bus and train but do not have metro and tram.

In order not to miss a detail, you can visit many of the museums that are in this city. In addition, there are also many universities and many libraries .

Places of interest that you cannot miss

– Seurasaari Open Air Museum
– Finnair City Bus
– Cathedral of Saint Nicholas
– Senate Square
– Hakaniemi Market Square
– Esplanade (Park)
– Pihlajasaari Recreational Park (Park, island)

Other data of interest

Foundation: Year 1550
Province: Southern Finland
Region: Uusimaa
Area: 686
Population: 560,000 inhabitants
Density: 3,041 inhabitants / km2
Mayor: Jussi Pajunen