The council is chosen in the nationally held municipal elections, which are held every four years. Helsinki was also in 1983 the first ever city to host the World Championships in Athletics.

The average maximum temperature from June to August is around 19 to 22 °C (66 to 72 °F). With Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne, Liya Kebede, Natacha Régnier. It is surrounded by the Government Palace (to the east), the main building of Helsinki University (to the west), and (to the north) the large Helsinki Cathedral, which was finished in 1852, twelve years after Engel's death. 13 routes that cover the inner part of the city are operated. Precipitation is received from frontal passages and thunderstorms. [citation needed], Helsinki's neoclassical buildings were often used as a backdrop for scenes set to take place in the Soviet Union in many Cold War era Hollywood movies, when filming in the USSR was not possible. As the crossroads of many international ports and Finland's largest airport, Helsinki is the global gateway to and from Finland. The museum building itself, a national romantic style neomedieval castle, is a tourist attraction. Finnish and Swedish are both official languages. Other noteworthy islands are the fortress island of Suomenlinna (Sveaborg), the military island of Santahamina, and Isosaari. Called the "Daughter of the Baltic", Helsinki is on the tip of a peninsula and on 315 islands. Pollen analysis has shown that there were cultivating settlements in the area in the 10th century and surviving historical records from the 14th century describe Tavastian settlements in the area. The Temppeliaukio Church is a Lutheran church in the Töölö neighborhood of the city. I'm sure the vast majority of bankers don't believe this or follow this goal explicitly; however, their actions may sometimes indeed perform this transfer of wealth, e.g., the LIBOR interest rate manipulation which served to enrich banks and their usually wealthy shareholders (but also including 401k holders) but increased the cost to homeowners with variable-rate mortgages. Capital [48] Because some streetscapes were reminiscent of Leningrad's and Moscow's old buildings, they too were used in movie productions. Helsinki was the World Design Capital for 2012, the venue for the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the host of the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. The protagonist is a smart, ambitious and hard-nosed executive, but the constant pressures he faces at the helm of Phenix Bank from his board, which didn't favor his taking command but feel they can control him, from his employees who are unclear as to the direction in which he wants to take Phenix Bank compared to his cancer-stricken predecessor, and most keenly from his shareholders, particularly a U.S.-located hedge fund, almost want to make you sympathize with him. [68], Finnish speakers surpassed Swedish speakers in 1890 to become the majority of the city's population. [104] The city will host the 2021 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup. All rights reserved.

The Greater Helsinki area is the world's northernmost urban area with a population of over one million people, and the northernmost EU capital city.

[111] The extension finally opened after delays in November 2017. Could one of the prisoners be a spy? Vappu is an annual carnival for students and workers. Find 25 photos of the 2012 Capital Ln home on Zillow. Many Jewish organizations and societies are based there, and the synagogue publishes the main Jewish magazine in Finland, HaKehila.[93].

Pieces outside of Tennispalatsi include about 200 public art pieces and all art held in property owned by the city.

Russian Emperor Alexander I of Russia moved the Finnish capital from Turku to Helsinki in 1812[28] to reduce Swedish influence in Finland, and to bring the capital closer to Saint Petersburg.

Temperatures below −20 °C (−4 °F) occur a few times a year at most. (One could nitpick and say that the filmmakers in their anti-capitalist bias are confusing corporate raiders who do hostile takeovers with hedge funds who are content to be "activist" investors and prod the company's management and not manage the company. But for the last hundred years, the routes leading to Helsinki have been kept open even in winter with the aid of icebreakers, many of them built in the Helsinki Hietalahti shipyard. [15] This theory is questionable, because dialect research suggests that the settlers arrived from Uppland and nearby areas.

Together with the cities of Espoo, Vantaa, and Kauniainen, and surrounding commuter towns,[11] Helsinki forms the Greater Helsinki metropolitan area, which has a population of over 1.5 million. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world.

As of 2017, the city is expanding the tram network, with several major tram line construction projects under way. Add the first question. This FAQ is empty. This transformation is highly apparent in the downtown core, which was rebuilt in the neoclassical style to resemble Saint Petersburg, mostly to a plan by the German-born architect C. L. Engel. The Helsinki urban area is an officially recognized urban area in Finland, defined by its population density.

Espoo's population increased ninefold in sixty years, from 22,874 people in 1950 to 244,353 in 2009.

A Formula 3000 race through the city streets was held on 25 May 1997. Many widely renowned and acclaimed bands have originated in Helsinki, including Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Hanoi Rocks, HIM, Stratovarius, The 69 Eyes, Finntroll, Ensiferum, Wintersun, The Rasmus, Poets of the Fall, and Apocalyptica. Its main church is the Uspenski Cathedral. Later they will be joined by a 37-story (140 metres, 459 ft), two 32-story (122 metres, 400 feet), 31-story (120 metres, 394 ft), and 27-story (100 metres, 328 ft) residential buildings. [34] Owing to the mitigating influence of the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic Current (see also Extratropical cyclone), temperatures during the winter are higher than the northern location might suggest, with the average in January and February around −5 °C (23 °F). Directed by Costa-Gavras. [citation needed].

The heart of the film is the pressure that the American hedge fund, as represented by a character who would put Gordon Ghecko to shame, places on the CEO to initiate drastic actions to pump the stock price. The gross value added annual growth has been around 4%. Two-thirds of the 200 highest-paid Finnish executives live in Greater Helsinki and 42% in Helsinki. [72] One third of Finland's immigrant population lives in the city of Helsinki. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Often considered to be Finland's only metropolis, it is the world's northernmost metro area with over one million people as well as the northernmost capital of an EU member state. The city's main musical venues are the Finnish National Opera, the Finlandia concert hall, and the Helsinki Music Centre.

Other museums in Helsinki include the Military Museum of Finland, Didrichsen Art Museum, Amos Rex Art Museum, and the Tram Museum.

As elsewhere, technological advancements such as railroads and industrialization were key factors behind the city's growth. It is a major landmark in the city and has 1,300 seats. It's a tough case because of a strong political background. - YLE Teema", "Deeper Underground: How Helsinki is Building its Future Beneath the City Surface", "Helsingin vaalipiiri — Tulospalvelu — Kuntavaalit 2012", "Tutkimuksia 10/2007: Elinajanodotteen kehitys Helsingissä ja sen väestönosaryhmissä 1991–2005", "HSL Helsingin seudun liikenne – About HSL", "Immigrants Learning Swedish over Finnish Run into Problems | News | YLE Uutiset", "032 -- Origin and background country by sex, by region and municipality in 1990 to 2017",, "Kolmannes maahanmuuttajista asuu Helsingissä – – Kaupunki", "Vuonna 2035 yli neljännes helsinkiläisistä vieraskielisiä | Ulkomaalaistaustaiset Helsingissä", "Economy of Helsinki, Finland |", "Helsingin Sanomat – International Edition – Metro", "Population in Helsinki by Religious Affiliation, Sex and Age in 2004 - Excel file", "Listasimme Suomen luterilaisimmat ja vähiten luterilaiset kunnat – kirkkoon kuuluvat ikääntyvät perinteiden vaalijat", "Kielimoskeija: Kallion moskeijassa lapsista kasvatetaan pakistanilaisia",, "Vaikuttajaimaami: "Pääkaupunkiseudulle tarvitaan jopa viisi suurmoskeijaa, "Helsingin synagoga | Helsingin juutalainen seurakunta", "European Institute of Innovation and Technology: Home", "World Figure Skating Championships 2017", "Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel proposals look to bring cities closer than ever", "Helsinki and Tallinn Agree to Build the World's Longest Underwater Rail Tunnel", "Länsimetro rakentaa tulevaisuutta turvallisesti", "Metro extension finally launched – commuters rejoice, experts cautious", "Beijing, Helsinki forge sister city relationship", – Official tourism website of Helsinki, Institutional seats of the European Union,, Pages with non-numeric formatnum arguments, Articles with dead external links from January 2020, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Finnish-language text, Articles containing Swedish-language text, Pages using infobox settlement with possible nickname list, Articles containing explicitly cited English-language text, Pages using infobox settlement with possible demonym list, Articles containing Northern Sami-language text, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2010, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2010, Articles with unsourced statements from March 2018, All articles with vague or ambiguous time, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2013, Articles containing potentially dated statements from 2017, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz area identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Source 1: FMI climatological normals for Finland 1981–2010, Source 1: FMI climatological normals for Finland 1981-2010, This page was last edited on 22 October 2020, at 15:31.

The Finnish National Opera, the only full-time, professional opera company in Finland, is located in Helsinki. The Saint Petersburg to Helsinki route is operated with the Allegro high-speed trains. MLS # 5648976 Following the most recent municipal elections in 2017, the three largest parties are the National Coalition Party (25), the Green League (21), and the Social Democratic Party (12). [citation needed]. Helsinki's tram system has been in operation with electric drive continuously since 1900.

The highest temperature ever recorded in the city was 33.2 °C (91.8 °F), on 28 July 2019 at Kaisaniemi weather station,[37] breaking the previous record of 33.1 °C (91.6 °F) that was observed in July 1945 at Ilmala weather station. The Helsinki Metro, opened in 1982, is the only metro system in Finland, albeit the Helsinki commuter rail trains operate at metro-like frequencies.

The City of Helsinki has about 11,000 boat berths and possesses over 14,000 hectares (34,595 acres; 54.1 sq mi) of marine fishing waters adjacent to the Capital Region. [20] As part of the Grand Duchy of Finland in the Russian Empire, Helsinki was known as Gelsingfors in Russian. Finally, an inmate incarcerated with Lee in Autauga County testified that Lee “went there to commit burglary and it turned to something else.” He said Lee told him he shot and killed Girdner and the two children. Helsinki is the second busiest passenger port in Europe with approximately 11 million passengers in 2013. [86] Helsinki is the least Lutheran municipality in Finland. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? It has over 1,200 members, out of the 1,800 Jews in Finland. The arrival and departure of ships has also been a part of everyday life in Helsinki. The average income of the top 50 earners was 1.65 million euro. Helsinki's own airport, Helsinki-Malmi Airport, is mainly used for general and private aviation. It combines influences mainly from Finnish and English, and has traditionally had strong Russian and Swedish influences. It has close historical ties with these three cities. [25] The construction of the naval fortress Sveaborg (in Finnish Viapori, today also Suomenlinna) in the 18th century helped improve Helsinki's status, but it was not until Russia defeated Sweden in the Finnish War and annexed Finland as the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland in 1809 that the town began to develop into a substantial city. All TV channels are broadcast digitally, both terrestrially and on cable. Some 60 fish species are found in this area and recreational fishing is popular. The fixtures between the two are commonly known as Stadin derby. It has over 2,800 members as of 2017, and it received €24,131 in government assistance. The largest Orthodox congregation is the Orthodox Church of Helsinki.

Helsinki is home to two full-size symphony orchestras, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, both of which perform at the Helsinki Music Centre concert hall. When a town was founded in Forsby village in 1548, it was named Helsinge fors, "Helsinge rapids". 15 different services are operated as of 2017, some extending outside of the Helsinki region. Yle is headquartered in the neighbourhood of Pasila. An unknown Polish writer can't publish his novels, so his ex-wife decides to help him and get some of the profit for herself. The Helsinki metropolitan area, also known as the Capital Region (Finnish: Pääkaupunkiseutu, Swedish: Huvudstadsregionen) comprises four municipalities: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, and Kauniainen. [82][83] The Cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki is the Helsinki Cathedral, completed in 1852.

A Helsinki to Tallinn Tunnel has been proposed[108] and agreed upon by representatives of the cities. Helsinki was the World Design Capital for 2012,[12] the venue for the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the host of the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. In the 1960s, the population growth of Helsinki began to decrease, mainly due to a lack of housing.

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