Huopalahti

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Huopalahti
Hoplax
Former municipality
Coordinates: 60°12′36″N 24°53′24″E / 60.21000°N 24.89000°E / 60.21000; 24.89000Coordinates: 60°12′36″N 24°53′24″E / 60.21000°N 24.89000°E / 60.21000; 24.89000
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Established 1920
Consolidated To Helsinki in 1946
Area
 • Total 12.3 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Population (1931)
 • Total 2,377
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Languages
 • Finnish 1441 inhabitants
 • Swedish 1044
 • Others 121

Huopalahti (Swedish: Hoplax) was a municipality during the years 1920–1945 in Uusimaa, Finland. The municipality was bilingual.

Current areas of Munkkiniemi, Lauttasaari and parts of northern Pasila were parts of Huopalahti. The area was separated from former Helsinki parish in 1920. Haaga was part of the municipality, but was separated from it in 1923. The Finnish National Defence University, that was moved to Munkkiniemi in 1923, was located in Huopalahti. In 1946, the municipality was consolidated to Helsinki.

The Finnish Hunting Society which is headquartered in the city hosted the shotgun shooting events for the 1952 Summer Olympics.

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