The "Daughter of the Baltic", Helsinki (Finnish) 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 St.

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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 and north of Esplanadi; in short the commercial downtown plus Kruunuhaka and Katajanokka. 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.

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

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

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

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The is a university located in Helsinki, since 1829, but founded in the city of in 1640 as the Royal Academy of Åbo, at that time part of the Swedish Empire. Photo: Neofelis Nebulosa, Public domain.

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Yleisradio Oy, literally General Radio or General Broadcast; Swedish: Rundradion Ab; abbr. is situated 4 km north of Helsinki.

is a large multi-functional indoor arena located in Helsinki, . is situated 4 km north of Helsinki. Photo: ZeroOne, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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is an island in Helsinki, about 5 km west of the city centre. is situated 3½ km west of Helsinki. Photo: Kulmalukko, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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. is situated 2 km northeast of Helsinki. Photo: Timo Noko, CC BY 2.0.

is a municipality of . It is part of the region.


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