Helsinki

Helsinki is 's capital and largest city. Established as a trading town by the Swedes in 1550, it wasn't until 1812 when the Russian Empire made it the capital city of the country.
Photo: Pöllö, CC BY 3.0.

Popular Destinations

Kamppi and southwestern Helsinki is here defined as the part of the city raying out to the southwest of the , stretching along freeway 51 to the border of next-door . Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

consists of the central parts of Helsinki east of Mannerheimintie, south of Pitkäsilta, west of Unioninkatu and north of Esplanadi; in short the commercial downtown. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

comprises the parts of Helsinki east of the railway, north of Pitkäsilta, south of freeways 4 and 45 and west of Kulosaari. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

Western Helsinki comprises the parts Helsinki that are west of the railway, northwest of Baana and all the way past Munkkiniemi and Munkkivuori shopping mall up to the Haaga roundabout. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

Notable Places in the Area

Museum
is an art museum in Helsinki, and one of the three museums forming the Finnish National Gallery. Photo: Finnish National Gallery, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Stadium
The Helsinki , located in the district about 2.3 kilometres from the centre of the capital Helsinki, is the largest stadium in the country, nowadays mainly used for hosting sports events and big concerts. Photo: Joneikifi, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Church
Helsinki Cathedral is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki, located in the neighborhood of in the centre of Helsinki, at the Senate Square. Photo: Biopics, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Theater
The Finnish National Opera and Ballet is a Finnish opera company and ballet company based in Helsinki. Photo: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, CC BY 2.0.

Destinations

is in this guide defined as the part of Helsinki south of the Esplanadi and Bulevardi streets. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

East Helsinki is an area in Helsinki, , usually thought to comprise the city's eastern and south-eastern major districts, including the districts of , , , , , and . Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

Helsinki's are the northernmost part of Helsinki and form the continuum between and more central parts of Helsinki. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

Localities in the Area

Suburb
is a district and a neighbourhood in Helsinki, the capital of , located on the eastern side of the Helsinki peninsula about one kilometre north from the city centre. Photo: Timo Noko, CC BY 2.0.

Suburb
is an island in Helsinki, , about 3 kilometres west of the city centre. Photo: Kulmalukko, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Suburb
is a district of approximately 12,000 inhabitants in the eastern part of the Central major district of Helsinki, . Photo: Annelis, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Helsinki

Latitude
60.1675° or 60° 10' 3" north
Longitude
24.9427° or 24° 56' 34" east
Population
657,000
Elevation
26 metres (85 feet)
IATA airport code
HEL
United Nations Location Code
FI HEL
Open Location Code
9GG65W8V+X3
Open­Street­Map ID
node 1372477580
Geo­Names ID
658225
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Helsinki
  • Achinese: Hèlsinki
  • Afar: Xelsinki
  • Afrikaans: Helsingfors
  • Afrikaans: Helsinki
  • Akan: Helsingfors
  • Akan: Helsinki
  • Albanian: Helsinki
  • Amharic: ሄልሲንኪ
  • Arabic: Helsinki
  • Arabic: هلسنكي
  • Aragonese: Helsinki
  • Aramaic: ܗܠܣܢܩܝ
  • Armenian: Հելսինգֆորս
  • Armenian: Հելսինկի
  • Armenian: Հելսինքի
  • Asturian; Bable: H.elsinki
  • Asturian; Bable: Helsingfors
  • Asturian; Bable: Helsinki
  • Asturian; Bable: Ḥélsinki
  • Avaric: Helsinki
  • Avaric: Хельсинки
  • Aymara: Helsinki
  • Azerbaijani: Helsinki
  • Balinese: Helsinki
  • Bashkir: Хельсинки
  • Basque: Helsinki
  • Bavarian: Helsinki
  • Belarusian: Helsingfors
  • Belarusian: Гельсінкфорс
  • Belarusian: Хельсінкі
  • Belarusian: Хэльсынкі
  • Bengali: হেলসিংকি
  • Bengali: হেলসিঙ্কি
  • Bosnian: Helsinki
  • Breton: Helsinki
  • Bulgarian: Хелзинки
  • Burmese: ဟယ်လ်ဆင်ကီမြို့
  • Catalan: Hèlsinki
  • Cebuano: Helsinki
  • Central Bicolano: Helsinki
  • Central Kurdish: ھێلسینکی
  • Chavacano: Helsinki
  • Chechen: Хельсинки
  • Chichewa; Nyanja: Helsinki
  • Chinese: Helsinki
  • Chinese: 赫尔辛基
  • Chinese: 赫爾辛基
  • Church Slavic: Хєлсинки
  • Chuvash: Хельсинки
  • Cornish: Helsinki
  • Corsican: Helsinki
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: Helsinki
  • Croatian: Helsinki
  • Czech: Helsinky
  • Danish: Helsingfors
  • Danish: Helsinki
  • Dimli: Helsinki
  • Dutch: Helsinki
  • Eastern Mari: Хельсинки
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: هيلسينكى
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Helsinki
  • English: Helsingfors
  • English: Helsingia
  • Erzya: Хельсинки ош
  • Esperanto: Helsinko
  • Estonian: Helsingi
  • Ewe: Helsinki
  • Extremaduran: Helsinki
  • Faroese: Helsinki
  • Fijian: Helsinki
  • Fijian Hindustani: Helsinki
  • Finnish: Helsingfors
  • Finnish: Helsingin kaupunki
  • Finnish: Helsinki
  • Finnish: Stadi
  • French: Helsingfors
  • French: Helsinki
  • Frisian: Helsinki
  • Frisian: Helsinky
  • Gaelic (Scots): Helsinki
  • Gagauz: Helsinki
  • Gallegan: Helsingfors
  • Gallegan: Helsinki
  • Gallegan: Helsinqui
  • Gallegan: هئلسينکي
  • Ganda: Helsinki
  • Georgian: ჰელსინკი
  • German: Helsingfors
  • German: Helsinki
  • Gilaki: Helsinki
  • Greek: Ελσίνκι
  • Gujarati: હેલસિંકી
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: Èlzinki
  • Hakka Chinese: Helsinki
  • Hausa: Helsinki
  • Hebrew: הלסינקי
  • Hindi: हेलसिंकी
  • Hungarian: Helsinki
  • Icelandic: Helsingfors
  • Icelandic: Helsinki
  • Ido: Helsinki
  • Iloko: Helsinki
  • Inari Sami: Helsig
  • Indonesian: Helsingfors
  • Indonesian: Helsinki
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Helsinki
  • Interlingue: Helsinki
  • Irish: Heilsincí
  • Italian: Helsinki
  • Jamaican Creole English: Elsingki
  • Japanese: ヘルシンキ
  • Javanese: Helsingfors
  • Javanese: Helsinki
  • Kabyle: Helsinki
  • Kalaallisut: Helsinki
  • Kalo Finnish Romani: Baro fooros
  • Kannada: ಹೆಲ್ಸಿಂಕಿ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Xelsinki
  • Karelian: Helsinki
  • Kashubian: Helsinki
  • Kazakh: Хельсинки
  • Kinyarwanda: Helsinki
  • Kirghiz: Хельсинки
  • Komi-Permyak: Хельсинки
  • Komi: Хельсинки
  • Kongo: Helsinki
  • Korean: 헬싱키
  • Kurdish: Helsînkî
  • Ladino: Helsinki
  • Latin: Helsingia
  • Latin: Helsinkium
  • Latvian: Helsinki
  • Letzeburgesch: Helsinki
  • Ligurian: Helsinki
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Helsinki
  • Lingala: Helsinki
  • Lithuanian: Helsinkis
  • Livvi: Helsinki
  • Lombard: Helsinki
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Helsinki
  • Macedo Romanian: Helsinki
  • Macedonian: Хелсинки
  • Malagasy: Helsinki
  • Malay (generic): Helsinki
  • Malayalam: ഹെൽസിങ്കി
  • Maltese: Ħelsinki
  • Manx: Helsinki
  • Maori: Helsinki
  • Marathi: हेलसिंकी
  • Min Dong Chinese: Helsinki
  • Min Nan Chinese: Helsinki
  • Mingrelian: ჰელსინკი
  • Moksha: Хельсинки
  • Mongolian: Хельсинки
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: هيلسينكي
  • Narom: Ĥelsinqùi
  • Nauru: Helsinki
  • Navajo: Tótsʼózí Adahiilíní
  • Nepali: हेल्सिङ्की
  • Nepali: हेल्सिन्की
  • Northern Frisian: Helsinki
  • Northern Luri: هیلسینکی
  • Northern Sami: Helsset
  • Norwegian: Helsingfors
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Helsingfors
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Helsinki
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Helsingfors
  • Novial: Helsinki
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Helsinki
  • Oriya: ହେଲସିଙ୍କି
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Хельсинки
  • Panjabi: ਹੈਲਸਿੰਕੀ
  • Papiamento: Helsinki
  • Persian: هلسینکی
  • Picard: Helsinki
  • Piemontese: Helsinki
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Helsinki
  • Polish: Helsinki
  • Portuguese: Helsinki
  • Portuguese: Helsinque
  • Portuguese: Helsinquia
  • Portuguese: Helsínquia
  • Quechua: Helsinki
  • Raeto-Romance: Helsinki
  • Romanian: Helsinki
  • Russia Buriat: Хельсинки
  • Russian: Helsingfors
  • Russian: Khel'sinki
  • Russian: Гельсингфорс
  • Russian: Гельсинки
  • Russian: Хельсингфорс
  • Russian: Хельсинки
  • Sardinian: Helsinki
  • Saterfriesisch: Helsinki
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Helsinki
  • Scots: Helsinki
  • Serbian: Хелсинки
  • Serbo-Croatian: Helsinki
  • Shona: Helsinki
  • Sicilian: Helsinki
  • Sindhi: هلسنڪي
  • Sinhalese: හෙල්සින්කි
  • Skolt Sami: Heʹlssen
  • Slovak: Helsinki
  • Slovenian: Helsinki
  • Somali: Helsinki
  • Sorbian, Lower: Helsinki
  • Sorbian, Upper: Helsinki
  • Sotho, Southern: Helsinki
  • South Azerbaijani: هلسینکی
  • Spanish: Helsinki
  • Sundanese: Hélsinki
  • Swahili (generic): Helsinki
  • Swedish: Helsingfors
  • Swedish: Helsinki
  • Tagalog: Helsinki
  • Tagalog: Lungsod ng Helsinki
  • Tajik: Ҳелсинкӣ
  • Tamil: எல்சிங்கி
  • Tamil: ஹெல்சின்கி
  • Tamil: ஹெல்ஸின்கி
  • Tatar: Хельсинки
  • Tatar: Һелсинки
  • Tatar: Һельсинки
  • Telugu: హెల్సింకీ
  • Thai: เฮลซิงกิ
  • Tibetan: ཧེལ་སིན་ཀི།
  • Tosk Albanian: Helsinki
  • Tunisian Spoken Arabic: هلسنكي
  • Turkish: Helsinki
  • Turkmen: Helsinki
  • Twi: Helsinki
  • Udmurt: Хельсинки
  • Uighur: Xélsinki
  • Ukrainian: Гельсінкі
  • Urdu: ہلسنکی
  • Uzbek: Helsinki
  • Venetian: Helsinki
  • Veps: Hel'sinki
  • Vietnamese: Helsinki
  • Volapük: Helsinki
  • Waray (Philippines): Helsinki
  • Welsh: Helsinki
  • Western Mari: Хельсинки
  • Western Panjabi: ہیلسنکی
  • Wolof: Elsinki
  • Wu Chinese: 赫尔辛基
  • Yakut: Хельсинки
  • Yiddish: העלסינקי
  • Yoruba: Helsinki
  • Yue Chinese: 赫爾辛基
  • Zeeuws: Helsinki
  • Zulu: Helsinki
  • Helsėnkis
  • Herehingiki

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