from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern Finland, a suburb of Helsinki. Population: 190,000.

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  • proper n. The fourth largest city in Finland just north of Helsinki, the capital.


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  • Finnish layers Veikkaus also saw the 8,787-1 they were offering on Haka Valkeakoski to beat Allianssi Vantaa 8-0 snapped up by an unusually large number of punters – and then winced when it happened on 7 July last.

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  • Hughes will get the leg-up on Ceffyl Gwell for his boss Richard Hannon in division one of the six-furlong maiden, while Hanagan rides Vantaa for his retained trainer Richard Fahey.

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  • On the other hand, police were called to a school in Vantaa, Finland near Helsinki when one of the students complained about not getting enough fish sticks in his school lunch.

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  • ` ` I got a couple lucky bounces and my teammates made some great plays setting me up, '' said the native of Vantaa, Finland.

  • "A Finnish library-goer apparently thought 'better late than never' and quietly returned a book on loan for more than 100 years to a library in Vantaa, in southern Finland."

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  • A Finnish library-goer apparently thought ‘better late than never’ and quietly returned a book on loan for more than 100 years to a library in Vantaa, in southern Finland.

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  • Now, at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport, we were finally face to face.

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  • The consumption of heating energy is only about one third compared to the old warehouse in Hämeenkylä, Vantaa.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Metso's new technology center will be opened on September 22, 2011 in Vantaa, Finland The opening ceremony of Metso's new technology center takes place today in Vantaa.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Possible proxy documents should be delivered in originals to Okmetic Oyj, Share Register, P.O.Box 44, FI-01301 Vantaa by the registration deadline.

    Reuters: Press Release


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