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About the site

This website is run by the City of Helsinki. It provides practical information about the city’s services, opportunities, and culture. Targeted at new residents, this general guide was written with the hope of making your transition to life in Helsinki as smooth as possible.

Finland’s capital strives to be the world’s most functional city – a place where people from all over the world can feel at home, raise their families and reach their full potential. Welcome to Helsinki!