Helsinki

Capital of Finland
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inception
June 12, 1550
alias
Helsingfors
Helsingia
official name
Helsingin kaupunki (finnish)
preferred
Хельсинки (russian)
start time
December 6, 1917
Helsingfors stad (swedish)
Гельсингфорс (russian)
end time
December 5, 1917
native label
Helsinki (finnish)
Helsingfors (swedish)
nickname
Stadi (finnish)
Hesa (finnish)
coordinate location
latitude60.176
longitude24.934
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population
190019502000200k400k600k
642,045
point in time
August 31, 2017
preferred
643,272
point in time
December 31, 2017
635,181
point in time
December 31, 2016
620,982
point in time
2016
628,208
point in time
December 31, 2015
620,715
point in time
December 31, 2014
620,982
point in time
September 30, 2014
612,664
point in time
December 31, 2013
603,968
point in time
January 1, 2013
determination method
603,968
point in time
December 31, 2012
595,384
point in time
December 31, 2011
588,549
point in time
December 31, 2010
588,343
point in time
2010
583,350
point in time
December 31, 2009
576,632
point in time
December 31, 2008
568,531
point in time
December 31, 2007
564,521
point in time
December 31, 2006
560,905
point in time
December 31, 2005
559,046
point in time
December 31, 2004
559,330
point in time
December 31, 2003
559,716
point in time
December 31, 2002
559,718
point in time
December 31, 2001
555,474
point in time
December 31, 2000
551,000 ± 1,000
point in time
2000
551,123
point in time
December 31, 1999
491,000 ± 1,000
point in time
1990
484,000 ± 1,000
point in time
1980
524,000 ± 1,000
point in time
1970
448,000 ± 1,000
point in time
1960
369,000 ± 1,000
point in time
1950
252,000 ± 1,000
point in time
1940
206,000 ± 1,000
point in time
1930
152,000 ± 1,000
point in time
1920
119,000 ± 1,000
point in time
1910
79,000 ± 1,000
point in time
1900
23,000 ± 1,000
point in time
1875
elevation above sea level
17 metre
pronunciation audio
area
213.75 square kilometre
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local dialing code
9
Dewey Decimal Classification
2--489718
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LEM ID
LEM201014753
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Helsinki
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Maps of Helsinki
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Wikipedia creation date
8/28/2001
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Wikipedia opening text
Helsinki (/ˈhɛlsɪŋki/ HEL-sink-ee or /hɛlˈsɪŋki/ (listen) hel-SINK-ee, Finnish: [ˈhelsiŋki] (listen); Swedish: Helsingfors [hɛlsɪŋˈfɔʂː] (listen), Finland Swedish: [helsiŋˈforsː] (listen)) is the capital and most populous city of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland, and has a population of 650,058. The city's urban area has a population of 1,268,296, making it by far the most populous urban area in Finland as well as the country's most important center for politics, education, finance, culture, and research. Helsinki is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 km (250 mi) east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 300 km (190 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It has close historical ties with these three cities. Together with the cities of Espoo, Vantaa, and Kauniainen, and surrounding commuter towns, Helsinki forms the Greater Helsinki metropolitan area, which has a population of nearly 1.5 million. Often considered to be Finland's only metropolis, it is the world's northernmost metro area with over one million people as well as the northernmost capital of an EU member state. After Stockholm and Oslo, Helsinki is the third largest municipality in the Nordic countries. The city is served by the international Helsinki Airport, located in the neighboring city of Vantaa, with frequent service to many destinations in Europe and Asia. Helsinki was the World Design Capital for 2012, the venue for the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the host of the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. Helsinki has one of the highest urban standards of living in the world. In 2011, the British magazine Monocle ranked Helsinki the world's most liveable city in its liveable cities index. In the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2016 liveability survey, Helsinki was ranked ninth among 140 cities.
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