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view of Helsinki Helsinki

hel' sing kE, capital of Finland

General Information About HelsinkiGeneral Information Area of City Proper 72.2 sq mi. Population of City Proper 592,384.
Important Dates in Helsinki History 1550 Helsinki was founded by King Gustav Vasa of Sweden. Originally situated on the mouth of the Vantaa River, the city center was moved to its current location on the southern peninsula in the mid-1600s to take advantage of the deeper waters.
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