Torkkelinmäki

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Torkkelinmäki
Torkelsbacken
Position of Torkkelinmäki within Helsinki
Subdivisions of Helsinki
Subdivision number 113
District Central
Area 0.26 km²
Population data
 - Population 6,742
 - Pop. density 25,930 /km²
Postal codes 00500, 00530
Subdivision regions
Neighbouring subdivisions Sörnäinen, Linjat, Harju
View from Torkkelinkuja
Pengerkatu
Traditional public sauna in Torkkelinmäki

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.

Coordinates: 60°11′10″N 24°57′22″E / 60.186°N 24.956°E / 60.186; 24.956