The 10 largest cities in Finland Finland is a European republic located in the north of the continent between Norway, Sweden, and Russia, and its capital is the city of Helsinki.

Finland covers an area of ​​338 thousand square kilometers, which is slightly larger than the area of ​​the Sultanate of Oman (309,000 square kilometers), and its population is estimated at 5.5 million people.

Below we take a quick look at the largest cities in Finland.

The largest city in Finland

The largest city in Finland is the capital city of Helsinki with a population of 656,000 within its borders, and more than 1.3 million people in its metropolitan area.

This city is located in the far south of Finland, east of the Baltic Sea, about 400 km from the Swedish city of Stockholm, and 80 km from the Estonian city of Tallinn.

Helsinki has the largest number of immigrants in Finland. It is home to more than 70,000 immigrants from 140 different countries, including thousands of Arab immigrants from Somalia and Iraq.

The largest Arab communities in the city are the Somali community (11,000 Somalis) and the Iraqi community (6.2 thousand Iraqis).

The other largest Arab communities in the city are:

  • Moroccan community: 1,300
  • Syrian community: 1,200
  • Algerian community: 600
  • Egyptian community: 500


Tampere is located in south-central Finland, 160 km north of Helsinki, and about 114 km east of the Gulf of Bothnia.

The city of Tampere is divided into seven sub-sections, which are further divided into several suburbs and districts, with a total population of 341,000 people.

Foreigners make up about 8 percent of the city’s population, and the largest communities in the city are:

  • Russian community: 3,400
  • Iraqi community: 1,700
  • Afghan community: 1,500
  • Swedish community: 1,200
  • Estonian community: 1,100
  • Chinese community: 800
  • Iranian community: 800
  • Indian community: 700
  • Somali community: 600

The 10 largest cities in Finland

# the cities population
1 Helsinki 1,305,893
2 Tampere 341,696
3 Turku 277,677
4 Olu 205,137
5 Jyväskylä 128,911
6 my god 119,469
7 Kuopio 91,243
8 Pure 83,479
9 Joensuu 72,621
10 Vasa 67,789

The 10 largest cities in Finland

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