Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland, and has a population of 650,058. The city's urban area has a population of 1,268,296.
Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland. It is 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, SwedenSweden, and 390 km (240 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It has close historical ties with these three cities.