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A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.


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Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus), Helsinki Tropicario Zoo
Location Sturenkatu 27, Helsinki, Finland

Tropicario is a Finnish public aquarium, that was previously located in Hämeenlinna, Finland; due to the lack of visitors the park relocated to Helsinki, Finland in February 2007. [1] The public aquarium is specialized in snakes and lizards. On their website they claim to have more Constrictor species than anywhere else in Scandinavia.

Public aquarium facility with large tanks for water-dwelling species

A public aquarium is the aquatic counterpart of a zoo, which houses living aquatic animal and plant specimens for public viewing. Most public aquariums feature tanks larger than those kept by home aquarists, as well as smaller tanks. Since the first public aquariums were built in the mid-19th century, they have become popular and their numbers have increased. Most modern accredited aquariums stress conservation issues and educating the public.

Hämeenlinna City in Tavastia Proper, Finland

Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about 68,000 inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Hämeenlinna is the oldest inland city of Finland and was one of the most important Finnish cities until the 19th century. It still remains an important regional center.

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

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Messukeskus Helsinki convention center in Helsinki, Finland

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Alppila neighbourhood in Helsinki, Finland

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National Library of Finland organization

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Jätkäsaari Helsinki Subdivision in Uusimaa, Finland

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Energia Areena sports venue

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  1. "Tropicario". Retrieved 2017-05-03.