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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.

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 Haaga roundabout.


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

Helsinki's Eastern Suburbs are 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.


Other Names for Helsinki

  • Achinese: Hèlsinki
  • Amharic: ሄልሲንኪ
  • Arabic: هلسنكي
  • Armenian: Հելսինկի
  • Asturian: Ḥélsinki
  • Avaric: Хельсинки
  • Belarusian: 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
  • French: Helsinki
  • Galician: Helsinqui
  • Georgian: ჰელსინკი
  • German: Helsinki
  • Greek: Ελσίνκι
  • Haitian: Èlzinki
  • Hebrew: הלסינקי
  • Hindi: हेलसिंकी
  • Icelandic: Helsingfors
  • Irish: Heilsincí
  • Italian: Helsinki
  • 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 (macrolanguage): हेल्सिन्की
  • Northern Luri: هیلسینکی
  • Northern Sami: Helsset
  • Norwegian: Helsingfors
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Helsingfors
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Helsingfors
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܗܠܣܢܩܝ
  • Ossetian: Хельсинки
  • Panjabi: ਹੈਲਸਿੰਕੀ
  • Persian: هلسینکی
  • Portuguese: Helsinki
  • Portuguese: Helsínquia
  • Russian: Khel'sinki
  • Russian: Хельсинки
  • Samogitian: Helsėnkis
  • Serbian: Хелсинки
  • Sindhi: هلسنڪي
  • Spanish: Helsinki
  • 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
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