Herttoniemi

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Herttoniemi
Hertonäs
Position of Herttoniemi within Helsinki
Subdivisions of Helsinki
Subdivision number 43
District Southeastern
Area 6.06 km²
Population data
 - Population 27,347 (2004)
 - Pop. density 4,455 /km²
Postal codes 00800, 00810, 00811, 00820
Subdivision regions Länsi-Herttoniemi, Roihuvuori, Herttoniemenranta, Herttoniemen teollisuusalue
Neighbouring subdivisions Itäkeskus
Kulosaari
Laajasalo
Marjaniemi
Tammisalo
Viikki

Herttoniemi (Swedish: Hertonäs) is a neighbourhood and a suburb of Helsinki, the Finnish 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

There are four districts in Herttoniemi:

Herttoniemi church in western Herttoniemi
Herttoniemi manor build 1815

Famous people[edit]

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

Another famous owner of Herttoniemi manor was admiral Carl Olof Cronstedt, who had the existing building built and lived in the manor the last years of his life. A street in Herttoniemenranta called Amiraali Cronstedtin ranta is named after him.

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

Roihuvuori water tower is the landmark of the area

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 60°12′N 25°03′E / 60.200°N 25.050°E / 60.200; 25.050