Q:

What is the capital city of Finland?

A:

Quick Answer

Helsinki is the capital city of Finland. The city is located at the southern tip of the country, by the Baltic Sea. Helsinki was founded in 1550 by King Gustavus of Sweden, before Finland became an independent nation.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

Helsinki was first named the capital of Finland while under the control of the Russian government in 1809, taking the place of the former capital, Turku. In 1917, Finland gained independence and retained Helsinki as the capital. Helsinki is the largest city in Finland. The city is a popular tourist destination for both summer and winter sports and hosted the Olympic Games in 1952.

Learn more about Europe

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is the name of the capital city in Poland?

    A:

    Warsaw is the name of the capital city of Poland. Also Poland's largest city, this urban area of 1.7 million people sits on the Vistula River in eastern Poland.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the capital city of Spain?

    A:

    The capital city of Spain is Madrid. Also the country's largest city and the residence of its monarch, Madrid is located in the heart of the country along the Manzanares River.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the capital of Lithuania?

    A:

    The capital and largest city of Lithuania is Vilnius. It is located in the southeastern part of the country and comprises an area of 155 square miles at an elevation of 367 feet above sea level. Vilnius has a population of approximately 540,000 people as of 2014.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the capital of Estonia?

    A:

    The capital and largest city of Estonia is Tallinn. It is located in northern Estonia, along the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Tallinn has an area of about 60 square miles at an elevation of 30 miles above sea level. It has a population around 430,000 people in 2014.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore