Helsinki – the capital and largest city in Finland, located in the south of the country, 450 km from St. Petersburg, on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. The population – 588 941 people (2011).
Helsinki is the center of business, education, culture and science in Finland. 70% of foreign companies operating in Finland, located in the metropolitan area. Foreign nationals account for about 10% of the city population.
The proximity of Helsinki to the northern capital of Russia, simpler visa formalities and cheap tickets make this place a popular tourist destination for Russians.