The SMARTA Project » Finland


Finland is characterized by its very sparsely populated areas with long distances to municipality centres.  Most of the population is concentrated in a small
number of cities in the southern part of the country. Key challenges in a rural context include a declining rural economy, on-going rural to urban migration and ageing populations in rural areas.

Share of people living in cities
Share of people living in rural areas
Share of people living in towns and suburbs