Espoo – Esbo
— City —
Tapiola in December 2004
Coat of arms
Location of Espoo in Finland
Coordinates: 60°12′20″N 024°39′20″E
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528.16 km2 (203.9 sq mi)
312.22 km2 (120.5 sq mi)
215.94 km2 (83.4 sq mi)
224th largest in Finland
778.84/km2 (2017.2/sq mi)
2nd largest in Finland
Population by native language 
Population by age 
- 0 to 14
- 15 to 64
- 65 or older
- Summer (DST)
Municipal tax rate
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Espoo (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈespoː]; Swedish: Esbo, Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɛsbo])) is the second largest city and
municipality in Finland. The population of the city of Espoo is 243169 (30 June 2009) . It is part of the Helsinki
Metropolitan Area along with the cities of Helsinki (Helsingfors), Vantaa (Vanda), and Kauniainen (Grankulla).
Espoo shares its eastern border with Helsinki and Vantaa, while enclosing Kauniainen. Today, Espoo is the only
municipality in Finland to fully enclose another municipality. The city is on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, in the
region of Uusimaa.
Other bordering municipalities of Espoo are Nurmijärvi and Vihti in the north and Kirkkonummi (Kyrkslätt) in the
west. The national park of Nuuksio (Noux) is situated in northwest Espoo.
Espoo encompasses 528 square kilometres (204 sq mi), of which 312 km2 (120 sq mi) is land.
Espoo has several local regional centers. Espoo is thus divided into seven major areas (Finnish: suuralueet, Swedish:
storområden): Vanha-Espoo (Gamla Esbo, with administrative center), Suur-Espoonlahti (Stor-Esboviken),
Pohjois-Espoo (Norra Esbo), Suur-Kauklahti (Stor-Köklax),