Helsinki, Finland

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MAY 04, 2009 – MAY 17, 2009

Helsinki is the largest city, as well as the capital of Finland. It is also home to the seat of government and is an important capital of business, education, research, and culture.. Despite having the distinction as the most populous city in Finland, located in southern Finland along the shore of the Baltic Sea, the metropolitan area density is rather sparse, ranking second among the most sparsely populated capitals within the European Union (EU) after only Brussels. To counter this in some ways, the immigration of rural residents to the center has made Helsinki one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Europe … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]

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Market Square

Helsinki, Finland

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Market Square is among the oldest and most important spaces in the city. Goods were brought to the port adjacent to the square and many of the city’s significant buildings were located nearby. As early as 1639, a market was located here. Today the square continues to play a significant role in the life of the city, as both a tourist attraction and open-air marketplace, operating everyday from 06:30 until around 18:00 (except for Sundays). The marketplace sells everything from Finnish souvenirs to food and even contains small cafes, located under the distinctive orange tents. The ships delivering goods to the city have since been replaced with various ferries and cruise terminals, providing service to many places along the Baltic Sea … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]