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Herttoniemi ( ) is a neighbourhood and a suburb of Helsinkimarker, the Finnishmarker capital. It is located about 7 km east of the city centre and can be easily reached by metro in 10 minutes. It has an older northern suburb and a newer coastal suburb with ferry connections to the city centre. There once was a large harbour in Herttoniemi, but in the 1990s, this industrial harbour area was demolished and converted to a tightly populated residential area and marina.

Eränkävijäntori, a square in western Herttoniemi


The Siperia Social Centremarker, a squatted council house in Herttoniemi, burned down on 14 June, 2006.

There are four districts in Herttoniemi:

Herttoniemi church in western Herttoniemi


Famous people

Swedish military architect Augustin Ehrensvärd whos life's work was building the fortress of Sveaborgmarker owned Herttoniemi manor in the area.

One of the most famous Finnish writers Frans Eemil Sillanpää who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1939 lived in Herttoniemi.



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