The city spans over an agglomeration of more than 300 islands interconnected by a maze of bridges on the northern shore of the Gulf of Finland.
Helsinki has a long history dating back to 1550 when it was founded by King Gustav I of Sweden at the mouth of the river Vantaa.
However, later the city was moved from there to its today’s location.
Originally the name of the city is “Helsingfors” and actually, it is still used as its official name.
Today the city of Helsinki is the most important country’s business, educational, research, cultural and political hub.
The city and the metropolitan area possess 8 high-class universities as well as 6 technology parks.
The town is also the largest technology campus among all of the other Nordic countries.
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