Vantaa, Finland, Europe
Year1952latitude: 60° 17'
longitude: 25° 2'
Initiator(s)National government
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)Finnish
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants240,000 (2021)
Target population
Town website
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type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
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Company Town
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source: http://www.newtowninstitu 14

source: n/finland/vantaa

Vantaa is located on the fringes of Finland’s capital, Helsinki. The area has history dating back to the 14th century, however, it remained sparsely populated until the 20th century. In 1952 Helsinki-Vantaa airport was opened to serve the Helsinki Olympic Games. Since then a town has developed and it is now the fourth largest city in Finland.Vantaa is also one of the fastest growing cities in Finland with a population of 220,000 inhabitants. It is extremely diverse with over 140 languages spoken there. Vantaa organises a number of social programmes to aid social cohesion.

The City has delivered the Multiculturalism programme (2014-17), a set of actions to tackle the higher unemployment rate for migrants and to build collaborative partnerships between the Municipality and migrant community groups.

Currently the population of Vantaa is around 240.000 people. The city offers most of its employment in the areas of manufacturing, food and engineering. The airport also provides considerable job opportunities. Airlines such as Finnair and Finavia have hubs there.


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