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Vantaa

Vantaa
Administration
Full nameVantaa
Official name 
 
Native name   
Settlement typeCity
CountryFinland
Charter1351
City1974
Government
City managerMartti Lipponen (interim)
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)

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Vantaa (-fiˈʋɑntɑː; ) is a city and municipality in Finland. Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, and Kauniainen make up the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.

Vantaa, with its population of {{formatnum: }} ({{#time: j F Y|}}), is the fourth most populated city of Finland. The biggest airport in Finland, the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, is located there. It also hosts a science centre, Heureka.

The city is bilingual , with a majority (88.6 %) being Finnish and minority (3%) Swedish speakers. Vantaa's residents that speak a native language other than Finnish or Swedish stand at 8.4% of the population.


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