Information on Helsinki

Understand Helsinki better through the past, present and future. Explore different themes and statistics that shine a light on everyday life in the city. 

A child blows soap balloon in Esplanadi park in the centre of Helsinki.
A large crowd of people enjoying Flow festival in summer weather.

See how the city is evolving

Statistics and research data describe the everyday life of our residents and our business environment.

Read more about urban statistics and research on the City information website

Aerial view on Helsinki.

Helsinki on the map

The Helsinki Map Service publishes a guide map of the city you can use to search for a location by its address. The Map Service contains several map layers such as cadastral maps, parks, nature reserves, area plans, aerial photographs and 3D map layers.

Explore maps and locations in the Map Service

Group of women enjoying summer day in Helsinki's archipelago in cirka 1950's.

Dive into Helsinki’s history!

Immerse yourself in the capital’s interesting past, in the light of events, phenomena and the development of different regions.

Go to History Helsinki