Seinäjoki is the centre of the province of Southern Ostrobothnia and one of the fastest growing urban centres in Finland. The population of the city has already reached 66,000. The Seinäjoki city region consists of eight municipalities, and it has a population of approximately 150,000.

Seinäjoki is a university city that offers higher education, good jobs and attractive services in the trade sector as the centre of the sixth largest market area in Finland.

The pleasant urban environment, short distances and diverse forms of housing characterise the everyday life in the city. The city is surrounded by the wide open expanses typical of Southern Ostrobothnia. Strong entrepreneurial spirit and the Ostrobothnian tradition of communal work, known as ”kökkähenki”, are characteristic of Seinäjoki.

Seinäjoki is known for its unique administrative and cultural centre, designed by the architect and academician Alvar Aalto, as well as its summer events. The Provinssi rock festival, the Tangomarkkinat tango festival, the Solar Sound Festival and the Vauhtiajot races attract tens of thousands of people year after year to enjoy their time in our city.

Seinäjoki has excellent train connections:

  • Tampere 1 h
  • Vaasa 1 h
  • Helsinki 3 h
  • Jyväskylä 3 h
  • Oulu 3 h
  • Turku 3 h

Seinäjoki in a nutshell:

  • Population: 66 000 (2023)
  • Area: 1,469.23 km² (land area: 1,431.77 km², bodies of water: 37.46 km²)
  • Year of establishment: 1868; Seinäjoki became a city in 1960
  • Income tax rate of the city (in 2020): 21.00%