Helsinki-Uusimaa Region Facts

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region (also called Helsinki Region or Uusimaa Region), is at the heart of northern Europe. It is situated on the south coast of Finland, and it is home to around 1.6 million inhabitants, which is 30 percent of the country’s total population.


Its location on the Baltic Sea, its cultural climate and its green landscapes have made the region a growing centre for new European business and politics. The region as a whole is characterized by a strong historical and social identity. It is being developed as one integrated area.