Located in the south of Finland along the coast, Helsinki is the capital of Finland and with a population of 583484 inhabitants its largest city. Greater Helsinki has over a million inhabitants, which corresponds to 20% of the population of Finland. Helsinki was founded in 1550 by King Gustaf I of Sweden but did not begin to develop into a major city until after Finland was incorporated into the Russian empire in 1809. With eight universities and six technology parks in the Greater Helsinki region Helsinki is Finland's primary political, educational, financial, cultural and research centre. 70% of foreign companies operating in Finland are settled in the Helsinki region. Helsinki is spread along the coast over a number peninsulas and islands and islets. Its centre is pleasant and has a number of historic buildings and tourist attractions.

Central railway station photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Central railway station
Churches photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Churches
Central Helsinki photo gallery  - 26 pictures of Central Helsinki
13 photos of the central railway station in Helsinki built in art-deco style
20 photos of the Helsinki Lutheran and Uspenski Orthodox cathedrals and of the Pyhan Kolminaisuuden orthodox church
26 photos of central Helsinki
Waterfront photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Waterfront
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
16 photos of the Helsinki waterfront and of the islands near Helsinki
15 miscellaneous photos of Helsinki and the region around Helsinki
Gallery with all images
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