Definitions

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

Etymologies

From Finnish Helsinki, from Swedish Helsingfors. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • HELSINKI (Reuters) - Political and business leaders meet in Helsinki on Wednesday to spur efforts to clean up the Baltic sea, which has suffered from decades of pollution and is a focus of Russia's oil and gas expansion plans.

    Reuters: Top News

  • HELSINKI - Got 48 hours in Helsinki, where forward-looking creation and converging worldwide influences give a fresh twist to the city's rich heritage?

    WN.com - Articles related to Govt planning code for 'safe, ethical' tourism

  • HELSINKI -- One of the world's largest conferences on information technology in the travel and tourism industries, ENTER 2003 has selected Helsinki as the location for its next annual event, which will focus on the future of mobile technology in the travel industry.

    m-Travel.com and Travel Distribution News

  • HELSINKI - The Finnish capital Helsinki is a boxy ...

    News from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Baltic Times.

  • February 10th, 2009 HELSINKI - The Helsinki appeals court has fined Susan Ruusunen, an ex-girlfriend of Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen, and her publisher, Kari Ojala, for disseminating information that breached Vanhanen's privacy.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • HELSINKI - A man clad in black went on a shooting rampage Thursday, killing his ex-girlfriend then gunning down four workers at a suburban shopping mall near Helsinki before apparently turning his gun on himself, police said.

    FOXNews.com

  • HELSINKI - A gunman clad in black went on a shooting rampage Thursday at a suburban shopping mall near the Finnish capital of Helsinki, killing four people, police and witnesses said.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • HELSINKI — A gunman clad in black went on a shooting rampage Thursday at a suburban shopping mall near the Finnish capital of Helsinki, killing four people, police and witnesses said.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • HELSINKI (AFP) - Germany coach Joachim Loew said trust in striker Miroslav Klose paid off as his hat-trick sealed a 3-3 draw in Helsinki where die Mannschaft narrowly avoided a shock defeat to Finland on Wednesday.

    Soccerway.com

  • HELSINKI (AP) - The American Embassy in Helsinki says U.S.

    FOXNews.com

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