Facts about Helsinki
Port of Helsinki and the Helsinki Cathedral in March.
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Stadi, Hesa
Helsinki is located in Finland
Helsinki Location of Helsinki in Finland
Coordinates: 60°10′15″N 024°56′15″E / 60.17083°N 24.9375°E /
60.17083; 24.9375Coordinates: 60°10′15″N 024°56′15″E / 60.17083°N
24.9375°E / 60.
international airport of the Helsinki metropolitan region and the
whole of Finland. It is located about 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the
centre of Vantaa, Tikkurila, and 9.2 NM (17.0 km; 10.6 mi) north of
Helsinki city centre. Originally built for the 1952 Summer Olympics in
Helsinki, the airport served 13,426,901 passengers in 2008 (2.
Helsinki (in Finnish; listen (help·info)), Helsingfors (in Swedish;
listen (help·info)) is the capital and largest city of Finland. It is
located in the southern part of Finland on the shore of the Gulf of
Finland, at 60°10′N 24°56′E by the Baltic Sea.
Helsinki (Finnish) or Helsingfors (Swedish) is the capital of
Finland. Founded in 1550, the "Daughter of the Baltic" has been the
Finnish capital since 1812, when it was rebuilt by the tsars of Russia
along the lines of a miniature St. Petersburg, a role it has played in
many a Cold War movie.
Under Russian Tsar Alexander I, Helsinki became the capital of
the grand duchy of Finland in 1812, and it remained as the capital of
the country. In 1917 Finland declared independence from Russia, and a
brief but bloody civil war ensued in the capital. In subsequent
decades it developed into an important trade centre.
University of Helsinki has concentrated its basic and applied
biological research and teaching to the Viikki Campus located some 10
kilometres north east from the city center. To foster research in
molecular biosciences between research groups in different
organizations, a research group organization was established in 1996.
Helsinki's main thoroughfares radiate from the central Erottaja
square. You'll find major cultural attractions nearby, including the
National Museum, a showcase of Finnish history, the Ateneum's 18th to
20th-century art and Kiasma's contemporary gallery. It's also the
focal point of Helsinki's nightlife.
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Helsinki Week Is Here Again!
Helsinki Week will be celebrated from the 3rd to the 20th of June,
wrapped around the Helsinki Day on the 12th of June, when the city
will offer events and experiences for every appetite. There’ll be
happenings, activities and life experiences across the city.
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Helsinki Expert’s Guided City Tour is a most rewarding way to get to
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accommodation guide to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Helsinki
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Helsinki is a sea-town par excellence and an exciting, dynamic place.
Half the city seems to be water, and the tortured geography of the
coastline includes any number of bays, inlets and a speckling of
Helsinki is a city of roughly 500,000 population in southern
Finland. It is Finland's capital and largest city, and forms the
hub (with the surrounding cities of Espoo, Kauniainen, and Vantaa)
of Finland's metropolitan center.
Location of Helsinki in Northern EuropeLocation of Helsinki in
Coordinates: 60°10′15″N, 24°56′15″E
Scandic Hotel Marski sits dead centre of Helsinki and is well
appointed and" ... "square is a three or four minute stroll from the
hotel. We stayed in two different rooms"
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