CorelDraw Map Helsinki Finland

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is known for its abundant water resources and numerous bridges due to its location on the Gulf of Finland. Here are some key aspects of water resources and bridges in Helsinki:

  1. Gulf of Finland: Helsinki is situated on the southern coast of Finland along the Gulf of Finland, which is an arm of the Baltic Sea. This provides the city with access to a significant water resource, allowing for maritime transportation, trade, and recreation.
  2. Archipelago: Helsinki is surrounded by a unique archipelago consisting of numerous islands. The archipelago extends into the Gulf of Finland and offers beautiful natural landscapes, recreational opportunities, and a rich biodiversity.
  3. Rivers and Lakes: Several rivers and lakes flow through or near Helsinki, contributing to the city’s water resources. The Vantaa River, for instance, is one of the major rivers in the area and plays a role in the city’s water supply.
  4. Bridges: Helsinki is known for its many bridges, connecting different parts of the city and its islands. Some of the iconic bridges in Helsinki include:
    • Kaisa’s Bridge (Kaisa-talo Bridge): Located in the city center, this pedestrian and cycling bridge offers scenic views of the surrounding areas.
    • Ruoholahti Bridge: This cable-stayed bridge connects the district of Ruoholahti to other parts of the city and is a notable architectural landmark.
    • Pitkäsilta Bridge: This historic bridge connects Kallio and Sompasaari islands and has served as a vital transportation link for many years.
    • Isoisänsilta Bridge: Located in the Kalasatama district, this modern bridge is designed for pedestrians and cyclists, enhancing connectivity in the area.
  5. Island Hopping: With its many islands and bridges, Helsinki offers excellent opportunities for island hopping and exploring the archipelago. Visitors and residents can take ferries to visit various islands, each with its own unique character and attractions.
  6. Water Quality: Helsinki places a strong emphasis on maintaining high water quality in its lakes, rivers, and coastal areas. The city works to ensure clean and safe water resources for both residents and visitors.

Helsinki’s water resources and bridges contribute to the city’s unique character and provide opportunities for various activities, from leisurely strolls along the waterfront to water sports and outdoor adventures in the surrounding archipelago.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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