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 Tietosanakirja :: encyclopedia : Helsinki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Helsinki (ruotsiksi Helsingfors, puhekielessä Stadi tai etenkin Helsingin ulkopuolella Hesa) on Suomen pääkaupunki.
Lontoon ja Moskovan ohella Helsinki jäi ainoaksi sotaan osallistuneen eurooppalaisen maan pääkaupungiksi, jota ei valloitettu sodan aikana.
Helsinki on pörsseineen ja Aleksanterin "pankkikatuineen Suomen finanssielämän keskus.
www.tietosanakirja.org /Helsinki   (2791 words)

 Helsinki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Helsinki is also known for being unique in the way that for a city its size there is no part of the town that could be deemed as "slum", or explicitly inhabited by the poor.
Helsinki is, however, perhaps even more famous for its numerous Art Nouveau (Jugend in Finnish) buildings, designed in the early 1900s and strongly influenced by the Kalevala, which is a very popular theme in the national romantic art of that era.
Many of Helsinki's main attractions are also related to the sea, the Suomenlinna sea-fortress built in the 18th century to defend the city and the Seurasaari Island with its parks and open-air museum, the former being a UNESCO World Heritage site.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Helsinki   (3082 words)

 Helsinki: Tutte le informazioni su Helsinki su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Helsinki: Tutte le informazioni su Helsinki su Encyclopedia.it
Helsinki venne fondata nel 1550 su ordine del re svedese Gustav Wasa.
Helsinki è inoltre il centro ferroviario principale della Finlandia meridionale.
www.encyclopedia.it /h/he/helsinki.html   (175 words)

Due to the wars in Russia, the Baltic countries and Germany, Helsinki was nevertheless a strategic military centre, a point of embarkation for troops and a winter haven for the navy.
Helsinki was proclaimed the Finnish capital in 1812 and Finland's only university, which had been founded in Turku in 1640, was transferred to Helsinki in 1812.
Helsinki soon became an administrative, university and garrison town, and the biggest industrial city in the land.
www.helsinki-hotels.net /helsinki.htm   (326 words)

 Helsinki - Introduction
Helsinki is beautifully situated on the shore of the Gulf of Finland on a peninsula surrounded by islands.
At the turn of the 19th and 20th century Helsinki grew rapidly with its population reaching 170000 at the burst of the WW I. Many quarters were planned and built simultaneously with the great variosity in style and building type.
Helsinki is the capital of the republic since national independence in 1917.
www.artnouveau-net.com /english/city/helsinki/index.html   (348 words)

 Helsinki travel guide - Wikitravel
Helsinki was founded in 1550 by King Gustav Vasa of Sweden as a trading post to compete with Tallinn to the south in Estonia, which was Danish at that time.
In 1809, Finland was annexed to Russia during a war of that period and the capital of Finland moved from Turku to Helsinki in 1812.
Expressways connect Helsinki to Turku to the west, Tampere and Lahti to the north, and to Porvoo and towards St.
wikitravel.org /en/Helsinki   (7269 words)

 Helsinki - Uncyclopedia
Helsinki was originally founded by Boris Yeltsin after a long and tedious war against the joint army of Prussia and Neverland.
Helsinki has great yet untapped potential for sex tourism because of its abundance of sheep, but the inhabitants are just too stupid, drunk, or more commonly, both, to make money out of it.
After their ordeal, the entrepreneurs sued the city of Helsinki, but the case was dismissed when the plaintiffs failed to pinpoint Helsinki on the map to the equally clueless judge.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Helsinki   (949 words)

 Helsinki Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
A city of the sea, Helsinki was built along a series of odd-shape peninsulas and islands jutting into the Baltic coast along the Gulf of Finland.
Helsinki is a relatively young city compared with other European capitals.
Today, Helsinki is still a meeting point of eastern and western Europe, which is reflected in its cosmopolitan image, the influx of Russians and Estonians, and generally multilingual population.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=helsinki@72   (488 words)

 Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia - Welcome
Helsinki Committee for Human rights in Serbia organized the first "School of Human Rights for the Young" in cooperation with Norwegian Helsinki Committee in Palic, from June the 30th to July 8th of 2001.
Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia expresses it satisfaction with the hand-over of the ex-President of the FRY Slobodan Miloševic to the Hague Tribunal and congratulates the government of the Republic Serbia and its Prime Minister Zoran Ðindic on the manifested courage and resolve to make such an important move.
Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia sharply condemns violence committed by members of the Association of Citizens "Obraz" and other individuals against participants of the gay parade rallied on 30 June, the International Day of Pride of Gays and Lesbians, at the Belgrade Trg Republike.
www.helsinki.org.yu /main_eng.htm   (996 words)

 GETTING AROUND HELSINKI. Airport, Subway, Metro, Bus Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Helsinki Card (good for 1 ($18), 2 ($25) or 3 ($30) days) allows for unlimited travel on all public transportation as well as free entry to several museums, discounted theater tickets and a free sight-seeing tour.
Helsinki Cards are purchased at the Helsinki Tourist Office and at most hotels.
Helsinki buses are comfortable and relatively easy to use.
www.ehi.com /travel/ehi/finland/helsinki-airport-subway-metro-bus-transportation.htm   (234 words)

 Helsinki Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Helsinki retains a small-town feel: there are no high-rise buildings and the market square is still surrounded by 19th-century architecture.
Helsinki is Finland's capital and the centre of its cultural, financial and economic activity.
When To Go Helsinki enjoys a milder climate than much of Finland thanks to the Baltic Sea and the gentle winds from the Gulf Stream, however, you'll need to rug up warm in the winter.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/finland/helsinki   (334 words)

 White & Case LLP - About Us - Helsinki
We opened our Helsinki office in 1992, focusing on capital markets and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and helping to execute privatization transactions by the Finnish State representing both the state and the state-owned companies.
Our talented Helsinki team is fully integrated with all White and Case offices and global practice groups – a team of legal professionals that spans 24 countries.
Our office is in the center of Helsinki at the Harbour, half a block from the Market Square, by the shore at Eteläranta 14.
www.whitecase.com /locations/OfficeDetail.aspx?office=8   (429 words)

 Helsinki on 43 Places   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We also enjoyed exploring the famous Helsinki cathedral –; both on the inside but also sitting on the steps, going around on the lovely paved streets, and riding the low streetcar (we did not have any of those in Tallinn back then).
Helsinki is sometimes called “Daughter of the Baltic” (Itämeren tytär).
Helsinki is an otherworldly place to visit in the middle of the winter, when the sea is thickly frozen.
www.43places.com /places/view/104358   (983 words)

 Helsinki | Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Helsinki are a 5 piece band from Liverpool UK, just starting out but with already a successful gig at The Cavern Club Liverpool under their belt, as well as gig's at the Iron Door Birkenhead.
Helsinki are currently receiving regular airplay on Aii radio, Mersey Music FM as well as slots on 107.6 Juice FM and Radio Merseyside.
They have recorded a 4-track demo the first pressing of which has recently sold out, the band are in the process of getting more copies pressed in addition to recording new material to be included on an independent release early in the summer of 2005.
www.helsinkimusic.co.uk   (152 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Helsinki at Epinions.com
Helsinki has simultaneously a provincial and extremely cosmopolitan feel about it.
Helsinki is a casual city in terms of its attire.
There are also quite a number of hostels in Helsinki also for those on a tight budget.
www.epinions.com /content_53580959364   (1162 words)

 Faculty of Medicine - University of Helsinki
Researchers at the University of Helsinki suggest that cysteine containing tablets and chewing gum can be a new way for the prevention of upper digestive tract cancers.
The researchers at the University of Helsinki and University Hospital of Bonn, Germany, have coined the novel term “Bioportfolio” to describe viral genomic material remaining in the human body after infection.
The research group lead by professor Klaus Hedman at the University of Helsinki have investigated by qualitative and quantitative molecular assays a large number of human tissue samples, birth-year range 1913-2000, and patient sera from the past two decades, for genomic DNA of new and previously known human erythrovirus types.
www.med.helsinki.fi /frontpage_english.asp?route=1.56.1419   (1255 words)

 Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in the Helsinki airport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I live 500 kilometres away from Helsinki and there is no busses or trains to north at night.
I had spent the day in Helsinki, delaying as long as possible arriving at the airport (note, free Finnair busses go regularly from outside the central trainstation in Helsinki).
Helsinki Railaway Station is very modern, clean and safe but don't even try to sleep there.
www.sleepinginairports.net /europe/helsinki.htm   (3591 words)

 Helsinki Process
Helsinki Process Papers on the Evolution of the Movement of New or Restored Democracies (5/2005)
At the Helsinki Conference last September, the need to promote global cooperation in the fight against corruption emerged as a central issue, write Leena Luhtanen, Finland's Minister of Justice, and Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Recognising that corruption must be met with cross-border cooperation, Finland has developed a Road Map for action which is being realised together with Friends of the Helsinki Process governments and in cooperation with other active governments as well as representatives of the private sector and civil society.
www.helsinkiprocess.fi   (283 words)

 Architecture of Helsinki, Finland - Great Buildings Online
Academic Bookshop, by Alvar Aalto, at Helsinki, Finland, 1962 to 1969.
Helsinki Library, by Carl Ludvig Engel, at Helsinki, Finland, 1840.
House of Culture, by Alvar Aalto, at Helsinki, Finland, 1955 to 1958.
www.greatbuildings.com /places/helsinki.html   (145 words)

 WMA - Policy
The WMA hereby reaffirms its position that it is necessary during the study planning process to identify post-trial access by study participants to prophylactic, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures identified as beneficial in the study or access to other appropriate care.
The Declaration of Helsinki (Document 17.C) is an official policy document of the World Medical Association, the global representative body for physicians.
It was first adopted in 1964 (Helsinki, Finland) and revised in 1975 (Tokyo, Japan), 1983 (Venice, Italy), 1989 (Hong Kong), 1996 (Somerset-West, South Africa) and 2000 (Edinburgh, Scotland).
www.wma.net /e/policy/b3.htm   (1881 words)

 University of Helsinki
Together with the Metrology Research Institute of the Helsinki University of Technology and the Centre for Metrology and Accreditation, the Department continued its development of a laser-relascope designed jointly with Masser Oy.
Experiments were made with the prototype of the device based on the use of a digital camera and a distance laser meter, and a Master’s thesis was written on the topic.
Such underestimation results from measurement errors due to the use of the relascope: when measuring large trees with a relascope, the reading is taken quite far from the centre of the sample point, and the trees farthest away remain invisible behind other trees.
www.mm.helsinki.fi /english/annualreport/2005/var.htm   (634 words)

At the Helsinki event, delegates from Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey, plus Russia and Ukraine, presented case studies in areas such as building innovation systems and promoting continuing education as well as research and development.
The Helsinki conference is a follow-up to the 2002 Paris Knowledge Economy Forum organized by the World Bank in partnership with the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the European Investment Bank.
While the emphasis of the Paris Forum was on formulating knowledge economy strategies for EU accession countries and on assessing the current state of efforts in this area, the goal of the Helsinki Forum was to move from theory to action.
lnweb18.worldbank.org /eca/helsinkikef.nsf   (294 words)

 Welcome to the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia web site
We remind that Serbia – as long as the indicted for the Srebrenica massacre are not brought to justice, and the society as a whole does not distance itself from the policy that has led to it – will not be able to legitimize herself as a modern, democratic state...
The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia is deeply concerned with Director of the Security-Information Agency /BIA/ Rade Bulatovic’s report to the Serbian parliamentary Security Committee, indicating Vojvodina as the area of “high security risk” and, therefore, requests Mr.
The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights organized the conference under the title “Kosovo Status and Standards: Towards Assuring Regional Security and Stability” on June 5-6, 2006 in the Belgrade Intercontinental Hotel.
www.helsinki.org.yu /?lang=en   (808 words)

 UrbanRail.Net > Europe > Finland > HELSINKI Metro
Helsinki (Helsingfors in Swedish) is the capital of Finland with 555,000 inhabitants and 1.2 million in the metropolitan area (incl.
The Helsinki Metro is used by some 170,000 passengers daily.
Apart from the Metro and the City Railway, Helsinki has a large 1000mm tram network (75km), which covers all areas in the city centre.
www.urbanrail.net /eu/hel/helsinki.htm   (674 words)

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