The "Daughter of the Baltic", Helsinki is 's capital and largest city. Founded in 1550, Helsinki became the capital of the Finnish Grand Duchy in 1812, when the Russian Empire rebuilt it as a miniature , a role it has played in many a Cold War movie.

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Kamppi and southwestern 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 .

consists of the central parts of east of Mannerheimintie, south of Pitkäsilta and north of Esplanadi; in short the commercial downtown plus Kruunuhaka and Katajanokka.

is in this guide defined as the part of south of the Esplanadi and Bulevardi streets.


comprises the parts of east of the railway, north of Pitkäsilta, south of freeways 4 and 45 and west of Kulosaari.

Western Helsinki comprises the parts that are west of the railway, northwest of Baana and all the way past Munkkiniemi and Munkkivuori shopping mall up to the Pitäjänmäki roundabout.

Helsinki's Eastern Suburbs is the easternmost part of .

Helsinki's northern suburbs are the northernmost part of and form the continuum between Vantaa and more central parts of Helsinki.

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Achinese:  Hèlsinki Amharic:  ሄልሲንኪ Arabic:  هلسنكي Armenian:  Հելսինկի Asturian:  Ḥélsinki Avaric:  Хельсинки Belarusian:  Горад Хельсінкі Bengali:  হেলসিঙ্কি Bulgarian:  Хелзинки Burmese:  ဟယ်လ်ဆင်ကီမြို့ Catalan:  Hèlsinki Central Kurdish:  ھێلسینکی Chechen:  Хельсинки Chinese:  赫尔辛基 Chuvash:  Хельсинки Czech:  Helsinky Eastern Mari:  Хельсинки Egyptian Arabic:  هيلسينكى Erzya:  Хельсинки ош Esperanto:  Helsinko Estonian:  Helsingi
Finnish:  Stadi Galician:  Helsinqui Georgian:  ჰელსინკი Greek:  Ελσίνκι Haitian:  Èlzinki Hebrew:  הלסינקי Hindi:  हेलसिंकी Icelandic:  Helsingfors Irish:  Heilsincí Japanese:  ヘルシンキ Kannada:  ಹೆಲ್ಸಿಂಕಿ Kara-Kalpak:  Xelsinki Kazakh:  Хельсинки Kirghiz:  Хельсинки Komi-Permyak:  Хельсинки Komi:  Хельсинки Korean:  헬싱키 Kurdish:  Helsînkî Latin:  Helsingia Latin:  Helsinkium Lithuanian:  Helsinkis
Macedonian:  Хелсинки Malayalam:  ഹെൽസിങ്കി Maltese:  Ħelsinki Marathi:  हेलसिंकी Moksha:  Хельсинки Nahuatl languages:  Helsinqui Nepali:  हेल्सिन्की Northern Luri:  هیلسینکی Northern Sami:  Helsset Norwegian:  Helsingfors Norwegian Bokmål:  Helsingfors Norwegian Nynorsk:  Helsingfors Official Aramaic:  ܗܠܣܢܩܝ Ossetian:  Хельсинки Panjabi:  ਹੈਲਸਿੰਕੀ Persian:  هلسینکی Portuguese:  Helsínquia Russian:  Khel'sinki Russian:  Хельсинки Samogitian:  Helsėnkis Serbian:  Хелсинки
Sindhi:  هلسنڪي Swedish:  Helsingfors Tagalog:  Lungsod ng Helsinki Tajik:  Ҳелсинкӣ Tamil:  எல்சிங்கி Tatar:  Һельсинки Thai:  เฮลซิงกิ Tibetan:  ཧེལ་སིན་ཀི། Udmurt:  Хельсинки Uighur:  Xélsinki Ukrainian:  Гельсінкі Urdu:  ہلسنکی Veps:  Hel'sinki Western Frisian:  Helsinky Western Mari:  Хельсинки Western Panjabi:  ہیلسنکی Wolof:  Elsinki Yakut:  Хельсинки Yiddish:  העלסינקי Yue Chinese:  赫爾辛基 FIHEL

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