Finland

 

Helsinki is the capital city and most populous municipality of Finland & is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.

It has a population of 642,045 and the Helsinki metropolitan area has a population of over 1.4 million, making it the most populous municipality and urban area in Finland.

Helsinki is located 80 kilometres north of Tallinn, 400 km east of Stockholm, 390 km  west of Saint Petersburg and has close historical ties with these three cities.

It is the world’s northernmost metro area with over one million people, and the city is the northernmost capital of an EU member state.

Helsinki was the World Design Capital for 2012, the venue for the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the host of the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest.

Porvoo is a city situated on the southern coast of Finland approximately 50 kilometres  east of Helsinki. It is one of the six medieval towns in Finland, first mentioned as a city in texts from the 14th century. Porvoo is the seat of the Swedish-speaking Diocese of Borgå of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.

The Porvoo Old Town is a popular tourist destination, known for its well-preserved 18th and 19th century buildings and 15th century cathedral, the Porvoo Cathedral. The Old Town is recognized as historically and culturally significant as one of the National landscapes of Finland.

Helsinki Gallery                                                                                       Porvoo Gallery

      

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