||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Finnish Wikipedia. (December 2009)|
|Subdivisions of Helsinki|
|- Pop. density||25,930 /km²|
|Postal codes||00500, 00530|
|Neighbouring subdivisions||Sörnäinen, Linjat, Harju|
Torkkelinmäki (Finnish), Torkelsbacken (Swedish) is a central neighborhood of Kallio, Helsinki, Finland. Its boundaries are Hämeentie on the east, Helsinginkatu on the north, Kaarlenkatu on the west and Viides linja on the south. LIke elsewhere in Kallio, the area's apartments are small, for the most part consisting of one or two rooms.
There are more inhabitants in this small city quarter than in many small cities (6,742 as of 1 January 2005) and the quarter provides employment to 1,252 people (as of 31 December 2003). The population density - 26,000/km2 (67,340/sq mi). - is, when along with that of Harju, Finland's greatest and is in the same class as that of Manhattan. The quarter's border streets, Hämeentie, Helsinginkatu and Kaarlenkatu are also densely lined with tall apartment buildings. The neighbourhood offers good cafés and restaurants to residents and visitors.
The centre of Torkkelinmäki is different from the surrounding areas of the city, it is rather compact and picturesque. It was built in 1926-28 neoclassical style with large gardens and parks, the streets are narrow and curved, and the buildings form a closed block, usually located in the centre of the quarter.
Torkkelinmäki transport links are good most times of the day. Sörnäinen metro station is located just around the corner. Many buses going to northern and north-eastern parts of Helsinki, and vice versa also pass by this neighbourhood. Also, many tram lines have their route along the streets of this part of the city.
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