Helsinki: the nature capital of the world • Earth.com

Last update: October 1st, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features Helsinki – the capital city of Finland and an archipelago that consists of more than 300 islands.

The archipelago is located on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, which stretches all the way to St. Petersburg, Russia, in the eastern part of the Baltic Sea.

The city is not as densely populated as other European capitals, and is often referred to as the nature capital of the world. 

Helsinki is home to more than 40 national parks and has an abundance of green space, which is visible in the image. Across Helsinki, even urban areas are completely surrounded by nature reserves.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: ESA

 

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