The population density of Finland as of 1 Jan 2010 was 17.6 people per one sq km of land area. There is a great deal of variation in the population density between local authorities. The most densely populated local authority, the city of Helsinki, has 2,730 residents per km2 while the most sparsely populated local authority, that of Savukoski, has only 0.2 residents per km2.
There is a high concentration of population in the southern parts of the country and in the largest urban regions. In almost half of all Finnish local authorities there are less than 10 residents per km2.