Mellunmäki

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Mellunmäki
Mellungsbacka
Position of Mellunmäki within Helsinki
Subdivisions of Helsinki
Subdivision number 473
District Eastern
Area 2.23 km²
Population data
 - Population 7,987 (2005)
 - Pop. density 3,582 (2005) /km²
Postal codes 00970
Subdivision regions none
Neighbouring subdivisions Mustavuori, Keski-Vuosaari, Vartioharju, Vesala

Mellunmäki (Swedish: Mellungsbacka) (Slang: Meltsi) has been a quarter of eastern Helsinki, Finland since 1946. Serious construction of the area began in 1950 and it was originally designed for 7000 inhabitants. There are over 8500 inhabitants in the area today (April 2005). Apart from the grocery stores Mellunmäki does not offer many services. Most people visit Kontula or Itäkeskus for services not offered by their home district. The metro station of Mellunmäki, the last stop on the line, is the world's northernmost metro station.

Houses in the Mellunmäki residential area

Several bus connections and subway access exist for the area. The closest notable neighbours are Kontula, Vesala, Länsimäki (a district of Vantaa), Vuosaari, and Vartioharju.

Entrance to the Mellunmäki metro station

Coordinates: 60°14′N 25°08′E / 60.233°N 25.133°E / 60.233; 25.133