Helsinki

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Capital and main city in Finland.

Helsinki is the capital, primate, and most populous city of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it has a population of 656,250. The city's urban area has a population of 1,268,296, making it by far the most populous urban area in Finland as well as the country's most important center for politics, education, finance, culture, and research. Helsinki is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 km (250 mi) east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 300 km (190 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It has close historical ties with these three cities.

Greater Helsinki generates approximately one third of Finland's GDP. GDP per capita is roughly 1.3 times the national average. Helsinki profits on serviced-related IT and public sectors. Having moved from heavy industrial works, shipping companies also employ a substantial number of people.

83 of the 100 largest Finnish companies have their headquarters in Greater Helsinki. Two-thirds of the 200 highest-paid Finnish executives live in Greater Helsinki and 42% in Helsinki.

Media

Sanoma publishes Finland's journal of record, Helsingin Sanomat, the tabloid Ilta-Sanomat, the commerce-oriented Taloussanomat, and the television channel Nelonen. Another Helsinki-based media house, Alma Media, publishes over thirty magazines, including the tabloid Iltalehti, and the commerce-oriented Kauppalehti.

Finland's national public-broadcasting institution Yle operates five television channels and thirteen radio channels in both national languages. Yle is headquartered in the neighbourhood of Pasila. All TV channels are broadcast digitally, both terrestrially and on cable.

The commercial television channel MTV3 and commercial radio channel Radio Nova are owned by Nordic Broadcasting (Bonnier and Proventus).


 

Event

EventDescription
Bilderberg/1994The 42nd Bilderberg, in Helsinki.

 

Groups Headquartered Here

GroupStartDescription
Aalto University School of Business1911The largest business school in Finland.
Bank of Finland1 March 1812
FinlandNordic country, borders Russia.
Hanken School of Economics1909Business school for the once dominant Swedish-speaking community in Finland.
Helsinki University of Technology1849Finnish research university
Kone27 October 1910Finnish elevator company owned by the Herlin family, Finland's richest. Both family members and CEOs have attended Bilderberg meetings.
University of Helsinki1640The oldest and largest university in Finland


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