Helsinki in figures

Curious about Helsinki? Here are some facts to help you discover the capital of Finland and the people that live here!


Helsinki founded in 1550
Capital of Finland since 1812
Population over 600 000, approx 1.3 million in the Greater Helsinki Area
Finnish-speakers 90.4%
Swedish-speakers 5.4%
Other language groups 4.2%
Foreign nationals 3.1%
Evangelical Lutherans 72%
Orthodox 2%
Total area 716 km2
Coastline 123 km
Islands 315
Mobile phones per 100 inhabitants 96
Average temperature yearly +5.0°C
Warmest month, June +21.7°C (average)
Coldest month, January -10.4°C (average)


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