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    Walking time 

    Helsinki has 6,606 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 206 days. And, when you need to get home there are 2,625 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Helsinki.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Helsinki has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Helsinki has more than 218,010 street lamps, which use 10.9 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 27.4 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 3.8% of Helsinki’s total area, 721 square kilometers. That means each of Helsinki’s 629,725 residents has an average of 43.6 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Helsinki want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 1,701 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 10 km long.


    More than 579 sights and monuments, and far more than 1,432 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Helsinki. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Helsinki offers more than 65 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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