The six largest cities have 1.8 million inhabitants, accounting for 33 per cent of the country’s total population. Most of Finland’s innovations and 55 per cent of the country’s GDP are produced by these cities.
The cities meet at the mayoral level several times a year.
This close cooperation also extends to the various associated divisions and comparison of urban statistics from the C6 municipalities, for example.
Members of the convention of city managers
Juhana Vartiainen, Mayor of Helsinki
Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor of Espoo
Kalervo Kummola, Mayor of Tampere
Pekka Timonen, Mayor of Vantaa
Seppo Määttä, Mayor of Oulu
Minna Arve, Mayor of Turku