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These are Finland’s 10 Biggest Cities

11/05/2022

Finland’s population of just 5.4 million means that even the biggest cities in Finland are fairly small. The biggest one is Finland’s capital Helsinki with a population of over 650 000. The capital region, which includes 3 out of 5 biggest cities in Finland (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa) is home for about 1.2 million people. Other “big” cities in Finland, with a population of over 100 000, are Turku, Tampere, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio and Lahti.

Finland’s 10 Biggest Cities by Population (31.12.2021)

1. Helsinki

Helsinki is Finland’s capital and the biggest city. The population of Helsinki is 658 457.

2. Espoo

Espoo is located right next to Helsinki, and is part of Helsinki region. Population of Espoo is 297 132.

3. Tampere

Tampere is Finland’s third biggest city. It is located about 180 km of Helsinki. The population of Tampere is 244 223.

4. Vantaa

Vantaa is located north of Helsinki, and is part of Helsinki region. The population of Vantaa is 239 206.

5. Oulu

Oulu is the fifth largest city and the northernmost of these big ten. The population of Oulu is 209 551.

6. Turku

Turku is the oldest city in Finland, and the old capital before Helsinki. The population of Turku is 195 137.

7. Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is the seventh biggest city in Finland. The population of Jyväskylä is 144 473.

8. Kuopio

Kuopio is eight biggest city in Finland. The population of Kuopio is 121 543.

9. Lahti

Lahti is located about 100 km of Helsinki. The population of Lahti is 120 027.

10. Pori

Pori is located on the west coast of Finland. The population of Pori is 83 482.

Source:
Statistics Finland
Map by Finland Toolbox (edited)