- Hanko is a charming, small seaside town known for its sunny climate, wooden villas, interesting history, long beaches and happy living.
- Surface area 800 km2, of which 683 km2 consists of water.
- About 9000 residents and counting, 54% Finnish speaking and 43% Swedish speaking.
- Shoreline 130 km, of which 30 km consists of beaches.
- About 90 islets.
- Hanko is part of the Carbon Neutral Municipalities – project bringing municipalities, businesses, citizens and experts together to create and carry out solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 % by year 2030.
Hanko in numbers
A place for success
The port, industry and tourism, the economic foundation of Hanko.
The city of Hanko is offering affordable locations in several industrial areas to companies that are starting and developing their operations. Business plots are affordable and the service is flexible. We strive to find the right solution for the needs of every entrepreneur.
The logistic location of Hanko is superb. The railway, the first-rate traffic connections and the excellent import and export harbours create great opportunities for nationwide, as well as international entrepreneurship.
A comfortable life
Surrounded by the sea, beautiful nature and versatile services, everyday life in Hanko feels almost like time off. The flexible working models of today enable you and your family to spend everyday life in a refreshing environment with excellent opportunities for leisure activities, such as tennis, golf, cycling, horseback riding and sailing, as well as other water sports. Hanko is also known as a home town of many artists and a rich cultural life.
The residents of Hanko enjoy good public and commercial services in a functional bilingual environment.
Lappohja Village, next to the Koverhar Business Port
The city of Hanko has acquired significant plots of land in Lappohja, where the beautiful beaches make for idyllic year-round housing.The nature at Lappohja beach represents the dune beach, which is typical for the southern Hanko peninsula.
Nature paths in Lappohja (in Finnish)
Availability of skilled workforce
Approximately 150 000 people live within a 75 km range from the city of Hanko. Within a 30 km range of the site (Hanko and Raasepori regions), there are circa 20 comprehensive education schools and five further education colleges. The schools have established extensive collaboration with local vocational colleges and polytechnic universities.
Degree programmes in the fields of automobiles and transport, automation, and logistics are offered locally. The educational institutions in the area have proven themselves able to adapt to demands, regarding the skills of local labour, very swiftly, offering tailored degrees and study paths.
Within 100 kilometres from Hanko, there are also other vocational colleges available in Salo, polytechnic universities in Salo, Turku and Espoo, and traditional universities in the regions of Helsinki (Aalto University, Helsinki University) and Turku (Åbo Akademi University, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku).