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10315 2924 title Place Names in the Construction of Social Identities: The Uses of Names of Helsinki last Ainiala first Terhi year 2009 publisher Research Institute for the Languages of Finland accessdate 22 September 2011 settlement_type City motto image_skyline Helsinki montage 2015.jpg imagesize 280px image_caption image_flag !-- While Helsinki has an official ceremonial flag, it's very rarely

used (see e.g. http: hki helsinki fi Helsinki-tietoa+ja+linkkej_ Helsingin+tunnukset ) -- image_shield Helsinki.vaakuna.svg image_dot_map dot_x dot_y dot_map_caption dot_mapsize pushpin_map Finland pushpin_label_position pushpin_map_caption Location of Helsinki in Finland pushpin_mapsize 280 region Uusimaa subregion


; pushpin_label_position pushpin_map_caption pushpin_mapsize region Uusimaa subregion Greater Helsinki leader_title Mayor leader_name Kari Nenonen http: en administration_and_economy city_management leader_title1 Deputy mayors leader_name1 Martti Lipponen, Jukka T. Salminen, Juha

'''Vantaa''' ( ), is the fourth most populated city

of Finland. The largest airport in Finland, the Helsinki Airport, is located there. It also hosts a science centre, Heureka (Heureka (science center)). Geography thumb left 290px The districts and major regions of Vantaa (File:Vantaa-kartta-2.png) Location Vantaa encompasses is water. ref name "


(historical province) Häme in the south of Finland and is the birthplace of composer Jean Sibelius. Today, it belongs to the region of Tavastia Proper, and until 2010 it was the residence city for the Governor (Provincial Governors of Finland) of the province of Southern Finland. Nearby cities include the capital Helsinki ( ). The medieval

history. Finland's first railway line opened between Hämeenlinna and Helsinki in 1862. The current Hämeenlinna railway station ('' '' in Finnish (Finnish language)) was built in 1921. Notable persons The composer Jean Sibelius was born and raised in Hämeenlinna. He graduated from Hämeenlinna Lyseo in 1885. Poet Eino Leino graduated from Hämeenlinnan lyseon lukio. Juho Kusti Paasikivi (seventh President of Finland) graduated from

the modern pentathlon (Modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics) competition for the 1952 Summer Olympics in neighboring Helsinki. *Hämeenlinna hosted the first round of the Underwater Rugby Euroleague in October 2012. References ;Notes *1952 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 60–2. * City of Hämeenlinna


, a major fire destroyed much of the city. The architect Carl Ludvig Engel, chiefly known for the neoclassical (neoclassical architecture) (empire style) buildings around Helsinki Senate Square, was enlisted to provide the plan for the rebuilding of the city. With minor changes, this plan remains the basis for the layout of Oulu's town center. The Oulu Cathedral was built in 1832 to his designs, with the spire being finished in 1844. Once known for tar

four separate harbour areas: Vihreäsaari oil and bulk docks, Nuottasaari docks and Oritkari docks. The shortest travel time from Oulu railway station to Helsinki Central railway station is 5 h 44 mins, operated by VR (VR Group). Other destinations include Kolari, Rovaniemi, Seinäjoki and Tampere. The most important road in Oulu is Highway 4 (Finnish national road 4) (E8 (European route E8) E75 (European route E75)) that runs from Helsinki to Utsjoki via

at the Battle of Stalingrad in February 1943. Edwin Linkomies formed a new cabinet with peace as the top priority. Negotiations were conducted intermittently in 1943–44 between Finland and its representative—Juho Kusti Paasikivi—on one side and the Western Allies and the Soviet Union on the other, but no agreement was reached. Stalin decided to force Finland to surrender; a bombing campaign on Helsinki (Bombing of Helsinki in World War II) followed. The air campaign in February 1944


(Category:Mariehamn) Category:Cities and towns in Finland Category:Populated coastal places in Finland Category:Municipalities of the Åland Islands Category:Grand Duchy of Finland Category:Populated places established in 1861 Category:Port cities and towns of the Baltic Sea Category:World Digital Library related * Finland has an embassy in Tallinn and an honorary consulate in Tartu. * Estonia has an embassy in Helsinki and six

honorary consulates in Kotka, Mariehamn, Oulu, Tampere, Turku and Vaasa. http: viron_kunniakonsulit * Both countries are full members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States and of the European Union. The majority of international cargo utilizes ports. Port logistics prices are low. Vuosaari Harbour in Helsinki is the largest container port after completion in 2008 and others include Kotka, Hamina, Hanko, Pori

, Rauma (Rauma, Finland), Oulu. There is passenger traffic from Helsinki and Turku, which have ferry connections to Tallinn, Mariehamn and Stockholm. The Helsinki–Tallinn route, one of the busiest passenger sea routes in the world , has also been served by a helicopter line. Port logistics prices were among the lowest in OECD. Vuosaari harbour is the largest container port after completed in 2008. There is passenger traffic from


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of Joensuu (Route maps, Timetables). Note, that if you want to catch a bus, you have to wave at the driver - the bus does not stop automatically. Joensuu also has an airport (Joensuu Airport), with flights to Helsinki. Joensuu is located along the Blue Highway (Blue Highway (tourist route)), which is an international tourist route from Mo i Rana


Taajamissa asuu 84 prosenttia väestöstä accessdate 7 January 2009 work publisher Statistics Finland date 15 January 2008 ), nationally second only to capital Helsinki (urban area: 1,690.0 km² ).

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Passenger trains are operated by the state-owned VR Group. They serve all the major cities and many rural areas, complemented by bus connections where needed. Most passenger train services originate or terminate at Helsinki Central railway station, and a large proportion of the passenger rail network radiates out of Helsinki. High-speed Pendolino (VR Class Sm3) services are operated from Helsinki to other major cities like Jyväskylä, Joensuu, Kuopio, Oulu, Tampere

Kouvola footnotes '''Kouvola''' is a town (cities of Finland) and municipality (Municipalities of Finland) in southeastern Finland. It is located ) and covers an area

by the German division on the south coast, the People's Delegation retreated from Helsinki to Viipuri (Vyborg) on 8 April. After the loss of Helsinki, most of them, only Edvard Gylling standing by his warriors, moved to Petrograd on 25 April 1918. The escape of the Red leadership made the ranks of the Red soldiers bitter and resentful. At the end of April, thousands of them, without true leadership, tried to flee to Petrograd from Red Finland, but the majority of the refugees were besieged

of 1918 ended on 15 May, when the Whites took over Ino (Fort Ino), a Russian coastal artillery base on the Karelian Isthmus, from the Russian troops. White Finland and General Mannerheim celebrated the victory with a large military parade in Helsinki on 16 May 1918. The following cities are twinned (town twinning) with Nord-Aurdal:


Helsinki. In English, the Finnish word Lahti literally means ''bay''. The Lahti region is growing and is one of the main economic hubs of Finland. The symbol of the city depicts a train wheel surrounded by sparkling flames. History Lahti was first mentioned in documents in 1445. The village belonged to the parish of Hollola and was located at the medieval trade route of Ylinen Viipurintie, which linked the towns of Hämeenlinna and Vyborg. File:Alfred-Caweenin-asemaaka

of Nastola, is one of the leading sports and training centres in Finland. Lahti is also the home of Helsinki University's department of Environmental and Ecological Sciences (Faculty of Biosciences). It's the only science department of the University of Helsinki located outside the greater Helsinki area. class "wikitable collapsible collapsed" style "width:45em" !Tertiary education - '''''Lahti

University Consortium''''' * International Institute of Applied Aesthetics * University of Helsinki, Department of Ecological and Environmental Sciences * University of Helsinki, Palmenia Center for Research and Continuing Education, Lahti Unit * University of Helsinki, Open University, Lahti Unit * Helsinki University of Technology, Lahti Unit * Tampere University of Technology, Lahti Unit * Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lahti Unit


;'Aluetietopankki' at the Kuntaliitto website in the region of Finland Proper. Turku, as a town, was settled during the 13th century and founded most likely at the end of the 13th century, making it the oldest city in Finland. It quickly became the most important city in Finland, a status it retained for hundreds of years. After Finland became part of the Russian Empire (1809) and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland was moved to Helsinki (1812), Turku continued

areas in Finland by population third largest urban area in Finland after the Greater Helsinki area and Tampere sub-region. The city is officially bilingual as percent of its population identify Swedish as a mother-tongue. History Turku has a long history

as Finland's largest city and occasionally as the administrative center of the country, but for the last two hundred years has been surpassed by Helsinki. The city's identity stems from its status as the oldest city in Finland and the country's first capital. Originally

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