Facts and figures
The Lahti region is home to over 200 000 residents, of whom 119 118 live in Lahti. Lahti is eight biggest city and fifth biggest region in Finland.
93,8, % of residents are finnish speakers, 0,3% swedish speakers and 5,9% speaks a foreign language as their native language.
Neighbouring towns are Asikkala, Heinola, Hollola, Iitti and Orimattila. Asikkala, Padasjoki, Hämeenkoski and Kärkölä are also part of Lahti region.
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is only 100 km away. The fastest passenger train travels between the cities in 48 minutes.
The Helsinki airport is about 50 minutes away by car. St Petersburg is at the distance of 314 km, less than 3 hours by train.
The city covers and area of 517 km, of which 459 km land and 58 km water. The biggest lake is called Päijänne.
There are approximately 11 000 companies in Lahti. The unemployment rate is around 18%. The biggest employers are the city of Lahti, Päijät-Häme central hospital, Isku, Mediatalo ESA and Hartwall.
There are 25 000 students studying in Lahti every year. Higher education is offered by Lahti University Campus and Lahti University of Applied Sciences.
Tourism is important for the region. There are 500 000 overnights in Lahti region every year.