Vantaa in brief
Vantaa is Finland's fourth largest city where approximately 240,000 people reside. The population has grown rapidly, and more than 120 native languages are spoken in the city. Vantaa is an airport city in the middle of a metropolitan area. Next to the airport is located one of Finland’s fastest-growing business areas, Aviapolis. More than 11,000 enterprises operate in Vantaa, and there are almost 123,000 workplaces.
The primary source for these is Statistics Finland, except for area data the source is National Land Survey of Finland and for housing it is Municipal Register.
Other information about Vantaa
- Vantaa was known as Helsingin pitäjä (Socken of Helsinki) until the 19th century when it was named Helsingin maalaiskunta (Rural Municipality of Helsinki) in 1865. Vantaa became a market town in 1972 and a city in 1974.
- Ritva Viljanen has operated as the Mayor of Vantaa since 2018.
- Vantaa’s designated official plant is common dog violet, and the designated official animal is salmon.