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What is the story about Suomenlinna, which once was called Sveaborg?


What is the story about Suomenlinna, which was once called Sveaborg?



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Suomenlinna is sea fortress. It is built on six islands and is part of Helsinki.

Sweden started building the fortress in 1748 (known as Sveaborg - "Sweden's fortress" or Viapori). Then Finland was still a part of the Swedish kingdom and fortress was built as protection against Russian expansionism. After that In the Finnish War the fortress surrendered to Russia. The fortress became part of an independent Finland in 1917 and was given a new name - Suomenlinna (Finland's fortress).

It is very interesting that Suomenlinna is not only museum but living city inside city - it is inhabited. People live and work there. In 1806 it had more inhabitants (4,600 people) than Helsinki (4,200 people). Now there are about 900 inhabitants and 350 people work there.
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navy fortress


Suomenlinna is a navy fortress....
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