Helsinki: Helsinki is the capital and the major hub of economy, culture and education. There are many universities and technology parks in this city. It has several museums. It is an important sea-port. Food processing, metallurgy, chemical units, printing, textiles and electrical equipment manufacturing plants are its major industrial sectors.
Espoo: Espoo is a major railway junction. This city boasts of Helsinki University of Technology. Telecom giant, NOKIA's headquarter is situated near it. It is also a major cultural hub.
Jyvaskyla: It owns the Museum of Central Finland. Jyvaskyla is an important railway junction. Paper and plywood production, metallurgy and wool-dyeing sectors, food processing, pharmaceutical factories and a weapons production units are its major industries.
Vantaa: Vanta boasts of the main airport of Finland. It is an important manufacturing hub.
Tampere: Tampere has many modern architectural buildings. It is an important air and railway center. Mechanical, automation, information and communication sector, biotechnology and paper industries are its backbone.
Hamina and Lappeenranta are the two historic cities in Finland. The fortress of Hamina is located in the town of Vehkalahti. Lappeenranta is positioned on Lake Saimaa and was a thriving medieval trade center. It also served as a fortress on the border of Russia.
Rich forests numerous lakes and rivers and marshland have marked the nature of Finland. The autonomous Aland Islands are situated to its southwest coast. It is surrounded by Sweden to the west, Russia to the east, Norway to the north and Estonia to the south over the Gulf of Finland. The capital city is Helsinki. Republic of Finland is located in the Fennoscandian region of Europe. Finland possesses one of the advanced economy of Europe. Its service and manufacturing sectors are quite strong.