Helsinki - Juhana Vartiainen
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City: 715.48 km2
Mayor: Juhana Vartiainen
Juhana Vartiainen (NCP) is a Member of Parliament, economist and Doctor of Political Sciences. Vartiainen was born in 1958. Having lived both in Helsinki and Paris as a child, Vartiainen studied economics at the University of Helsinki and obtained his doctor’s degree in 1992. Since then, he has worked as an economist, researcher and with managerial responsibilities in research organisations in Finland and Sweden.
In 2003, Vartiainen started as the head of the Swedish Trade Union Institute for Economic Research (FIEF), from where he went to become the head of research of the National Institute of Economic Research in Sweden. In 2012, Vartiainen became Director General of the Institute for Economic Research (VATT). In 2015, he was elected as a Member of Parliament.More
More info about cityHelsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland, and has a population of 650,058. The city's urban area has a population of 1,268,296, making it by far the most populous urban area in Finland as well as the country's most important center for politics, education, finance, culture, and research. Helsinki is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 km (250 mi) east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 300 km (190 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It has close historical ties with these three cities.
Together with the cities of Espoo, Vantaa, and Kauniainen, and surrounding commuter towns, Helsinki forms the Greater Helsinki metropolitan area, which has a population of nearly 1.5 million. Often considered to be Finland's only metropolis, it is the world's northernmost metro area with over one million people as well as the northernmost capital of an EU member state. After Stockholm and Oslo, Helsinki is the third largest municipality in the Nordic countries. The city is served by the international Helsinki Airport, located in the neighboring city of Vantaa, with frequent service to many destinations in Europe and Asia. Helsinki was the World Design Capital for 2012, the venue for the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the host of the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. Helsinki has one of the highest urban standards of living in the world. In 2011, the British magazine Monocle ranked Helsinki the world's most liveable city in its liveable cities index. In the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2016 liveability survey, Helsinki was ranked ninth among 140 cities.More