Helsinki: Main Facts

Helsinki Main Facts

Geographical Location of Helsinki

Helsinki is located in Northern Europe on the southern peninsula of Finland.

Land/Sea Boundaries of Helsinki

Helsinki sits on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, itself part of the Baltic Sea. The other three sides of Helsinki are bordered by the neighbouring cities of Vantaa, Espoo and Kauniainen. Finland is bordered to the east by Russia and the west by Sweden.

Languages of Helsinki

84 per cent of Helsinki residents speak Finnish as a first language. The second official language is Swedish, with six per cent of residents counting it as their first language. English is widely spoken.

Currency in Helsinki
The currency of Helsinki is the Euro.