Capital of Finland since 1812
Geography and environment
Total area 716 sq.km
Sea 503 sq.km
Land 213 sq.km
Mean temperature (2012, 12 months) 5.9°C
Warmest month July, mean temperature 17.7°C
Coldest month January, mean temperature -6.8°C
Total population (1 January 2013) 603,968
Other languages 12.2%
Population density (1 January 2012) 2,800 inhabitants per sq.km
Helsinki Region Portal provides an easy access to information about joint services and the decision making in the area.
Population (1 January 2013) 1,383,993
GNP per capita (PPS, EU27=100), 159.1 euro
Jobs (2012) 751,357
Employed (2012, 15-74 olds) 710.057
Unemployment rate (2012) 6.3%
Share of population with tertiary education (31 December 2011) 37%
Statistical information on Helsinki is available from the City of Helsinki Urban Facts.
Facts about Helsinki 2013 (pdf)
The highest decision-making organ in Helsinki is the City Council. The Council makes the most important financial decisions as well as those related to City administration.
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Opening hours Mon-Fri 9-19, Sat-Sun 10-16, City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, Helsinki.