Appointed by Alexander I of Russia, this port city replaced Turku as the seat of Finnish government in 1812. Today it is a modern European capital with a parliamentary government that supports the current continental shift toward European unity and a single Euro-currency.
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The ballet, opera, symphony, theater and visual arts all combine to make this political capital a cultural capital as well. In fact, Helsinki has been selected as one of the European culture capitals for the year 2000. Home of the Finnish National Opera and the Finnish National Gallery, the city supports a rich mix of theaters, cultural centers and museums.Hawaii
Known for its light-colored granitebuildings, wide well-laid-out streets, public parks and Helsinki tourism maritime scenery, the "White City of the North" numbers among its architecturally diverse treasures the classic Helsinki cathedral and the modern Finlandia Hall.