Geography of Helsinki

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Helsinki has a total area of 686 km2 (265 sq mi). 186 km2 (72 sq mi) of it is land and 500 km2 (190 sq mi) of the area is covered with water. It is located at 60°10′N 24°56′E / 60.167°N 24.933°E / 60.167; 24.933.

Subdivisions[edit]

This is a listing of the neighborhoods and localities in the city of Helsinki in alphabetical order. The list is not complete.

Climate[edit]

  • Average temperature (2001): +5.9 °C (42 °F)
  • Warmest month, July, average temperature: +17.2 °C (63 °F)
  • Coldest month, February, average temperature: -4.7 °C (23 °F)
Climate data for Downtown Helsinki (Kaisaniemi)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
11.8
(53.2)
17.1
(62.8)
21.9
(71.4)
29.6
(85.3)
32.0
(89.6)
33.1
(91.6)
31.2
(88.2)
26.2
(79.2)
19.4
(66.9)
11.6
(52.9)
10.0
(50)
33.1
(91.6)
Average high °C (°F) −1.3
(29.7)
−1.9
(28.6)
1.6
(34.9)
7.6
(45.7)
14.4
(57.9)
18.5
(65.3)
21.5
(70.7)
19.8
(67.6)
14.6
(58.3)
9.0
(48.2)
3.7
(38.7)
0.5
(32.9)
9.0
(48.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.9
(25)
−4.7
(23.5)
−1.3
(29.7)
3.9
(39)
10.2
(50.4)
14.6
(58.3)
17.8
(64)
16.3
(61.3)
11.5
(52.7)
6.6
(43.9)
1.6
(34.9)
−2.0
(28.4)
5.9
(42.6)
Average low °C (°F) −6.5
(20.3)
−7.4
(18.7)
−4.1
(24.6)
0.8
(33.4)
6.3
(43.3)
10.9
(51.6)
14.2
(57.6)
13.1
(55.6)
8.7
(47.7)
4.3
(39.7)
−0.6
(30.9)
−4.5
(23.9)
2.9
(37.2)
Record low °C (°F) −34.3
(−29.7)
−31.5
(−24.7)
−24.5
(−12.1)
−16.3
(2.7)
−4.8
(23.4)
0.7
(33.3)
5.4
(41.7)
2.8
(37)
−4.5
(23.9)
−11.6
(11.1)
−18.6
(−1.5)
−29.5
(−21.1)
−34.3
(−29.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 52
(2.05)
36
(1.42)
38
(1.5)
32
(1.26)
37
(1.46)
57
(2.24)
63
(2.48)
80
(3.15)
56
(2.2)
76
(2.99)
70
(2.76)
58
(2.28)
655
(25.79)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 20
(7.9)
24
(9.4)
15
(5.9)
0.4
(0.16)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(1.2)
10
(3.9)
72
(28.3)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 38 70 138 194 284 297 291 238 150 93 36 29 1,858
Source: Climatological statistics for the normal period 1981–2010 [1]

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