Olli Pekka Hatanpää
Vol no: 3
Development problems of the Uusimaa region, called also Helsinki region, is the main topic of the article. The Usimaa region is the only one metropolitan area in Finland, and is inhabited by 1.4 million people. In the article social and economic characteristics of the region are presented together with description of features of this region including level of creative industry development and level of development of knowledge based economy, as well as high productivity of industry located in the region.