What country is Helsinki in?
Helsinki is the capital of the Republic of Finland and is located in the south of the country directly on the Baltic coast in the Finnish countryside Uusimaa. With almost 620,000 inhabitants, Helsinki is the largest city in Finland. Today, about one million people live in the metropolitan area of the capital. As in other parts of Finland, some residents in Helsinki speak Swedish. However, this is a minority of about six percent.
Already during the Viking age, some Norsemen settled on the southern Finnish coast. However, it was only during three crusades between 1155 and 1362 that a planned immigration took place and Finland became a Swedish province. As a counterweight to Tallinn, which lies on the other side of the Gulf of Finland and is economically strong, the Swedish King Gustav Vasa founded the city of Helsinki in 1550. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the threat from Russia became stronger and stronger, and so the Swedish Empire decided in 1748 to build a large sea fortress. After a one-year war in 1808/09, Sweden finally lost the province of Finland to the Russian Tsar.
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