Hakaniemi

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The Hakaniemi market square

Hakaniemi (Swedish Hagnäs) is an unofficial district of Helsinki, the Finnish capital. It covers most of the neighbourhood of Siltasaari. It is considered a part of the Helsinki city center.[citation needed] Historically, it was often associated with the working class and worker's associations. However, the cost of living has risen considerably in recent years and is now on par with the rest of the downtown area of Helsinki. The best-known features of Hakaniemi include a large and lively marketplace, Oriental food stores with a good variety of Asian imported products[1] the headquarters of several trade unions, the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party of Finland and the Left Alliance Party and the Helsinki Hilton hotel. Famous buildings include the Ympyrätalo building (architects Heikki and Kaija Sirén, 1968) and the Hakaniemi Market Hall (architect Karl Hård af Segerstad, 1914).[2]

The Hakaniemi market hall is one of the three most important market halls in Helsinki. The other two are in the Market Square and in Hietalahti.

Hakaniemi square has been built on reclaimed land. It has been site of farmers' market since 1897.[3]

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  1. ^ Markets in Helsinki (..Walking up Hämeentie from Hakaniemi market, you'll find most of Helsinki's African, Middle Eastern, Indian and Asian grocery stores..) Today Tourism
  2. ^ Hakaniemi Market Hall also caters for Asian customers Helsingin Sanomat
  3. ^ Hakaniemen tori Helsinki City Museum

Coordinates: 60°10′45″N 24°57′02″E / 60.17917°N 24.95056°E / 60.17917; 24.95056