from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Finland, in the southern part of the country on the Gulf of Finland. Founded in 1550 by Gustavus I of Sweden, it was moved to its present site in 1640. Helsinki passed to Russia along with Finland in 1809 and became capital of Finland in 1812, retaining that status when the country proclaimed its independence in 1917. Population: 565,000.
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- proper n. The capital city of Finland. The Greater Helsinki has a population of 1.2 million.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the capital and largest city of Finland; located in southern Finland; a major port and commercial and cultural center
From Finnish Helsinki, from Swedish Helsingfors. (Wiktionary)