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Updated urban-rural classification: Finland’s degree of urbanisation currently at over 72 per cent 2020-05-29
According to the updated urban-rural classification, more than 72 per cent of the Finnish population now reside in the urban areas of the country. The degree of urbanisation has increased more than two percentage points between years 2010 and 2018.
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Press releases

  • Finns value urban living 2017-06-20
    According to the latest “Asukasbarometri” (Residents’ barometer) survey, more and more Finns want to live in an urban environment. Urbanisation is also seen in changes in life style such as the increased popularity of cafés and an increase in cycling
  • New phase of urbanisation within metropolitan areas — Helsinki lagging behind Stockholm 2015-06-15
    A recent study on the metropolitan areas of Helsinki and Stockholm indicates that the urban form in the two regions has developed partially in different directions during the past 20 years. Stockholm has managed to channel the growth of the metropolitan area more inwards, densifying the inner areas of the city region.
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