The city encompasses 240.35 square kilometres, of which 1.97 km2 is water.
The biggest airport in Finland, Helsinki-Vantaa, is in Central Vantaa.
Finnish and Swedish are the official languages of Vantaa. In 2006 Swedish was the mother language of 3.1 per cent of the population of Vantaa.
Vantaa is bordered by Helsinki, the Finnish capital, to the south; Espoo to the southwest; Nurmijärvi to the northwest; Kerava and Tuusula to the north; and Sipoo to the east.
The area was inhabited by Tavastians and Finns proper until the so-called second crusade to Finland and Swedish colonisation of the area.
Helsinge Parish became Helsinki Rural District in 1865. Then, in 1974 there was another name change and the present name, City of Vantaa, was adopted.
The history of Vantaa mirrors that of its neighbours Espoo and Kauniainen, in that it was an insignificant agricultural and market town until as recently as the 1970s, when the Helsinki metropolitan area began to develop outwards.
one of the city’s most significant contributions to the nation of Finland, and Helsinki in particular, comes from the rapids on the river. The Swedes, who ran the show in what is now Finland for centuries, called the rushing rapids of the Vantaa River ‘Helsingfors’, From this term, and the importance of the rapids channel, Helsinki got its name.
in 1974, the town finally received official city status and was subsequently renamed Vantaa.
People have been living in Vantaa ever since the Stone Age.
The Population of Vantaa is 228,678, as of 2019.
The city reached its first level of notoriety when the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport was opened to deal with the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.