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Helsinki, Finland
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    (1550- )
    Capital of Finland
    Population (city): 569,890 (2008)
    Population (metro area): 1.3 million
    Hosted the Summer Olympics (1952)
    It gets only six hours of daylight during winter, with frequently cloudy weather accentuating the darkness.
    It did not become a major city until Russia defeated Sweden, annexed Finland, and moved the capital from Turku to Helsinki to reduced Swedish influence on the country (1809).
    It was originally scheduled to host the 1940 Olympics which were cancelled when World War II broke out.
    Most bars require payment of a coat check fee, even if you did not bring a coat.
    It gets 18 hours of sunlight during summer.
    Its tap water was rated as the world's best (2004).
    It was named second safest city in the world (2008).
    During summer, the SparaKOFF Bar Tram - a pub on wheels - runs through the city.

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