[hel-sing-kee, hel-sing-]
a seaport in and the capital of Finland, on the S coast.
Swedish Helsingfors [hel-sing-fawrz; Swedish hel-sing-fawsh] .
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Helsinki (ˈhɛlsɪŋkɪ, hɛlˈsɪŋ-)
Swedish name: Helsingfors the capital of Finland, a port in the south on the Gulf of Finland: founded by Gustavus I of Sweden in 1550; replaced Turku as capital in 1812, while under Russian rule; university. Pop: 559 330 (2003 est)

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Helsinki [(hel-sing-kee, hel-sing-kee)]

Capital of Finland and largest city in the country; located in southern Finland on the Gulf of Finland; one of the nation's chief ports, as well as its commercial and cultural center.

Note: Helsinki is the site of many international conferences.
Note: The Helsinki Accords were signed in 1975; their goal was to increase cooperation between eastern and western Europe in hopes of reducing tensions resulting from World War II and the cold war.
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