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Type Settlement
Pronounced Pron. /hel.siŋ.ˈforsː/(Finland Swedish) /hɛl.sɪŋ.ˈforʂː/(Swedish)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Swedish helsing, composed of hals "neck, narrow strait" and -inge denoting an inhabitant, combined with fors "rapid, waterfall". Helsing was either taken from the name of the Swedish province Hälsingland (where many early settlers originated from), or directly from the Swedish word (referring to a narrow part of the Vantaa River).

This is the Swedish name for the capital of Finland.
Added 9/26/2014 by Beautiful Victory
Edited 10/23/2022 by Beautiful Victory