Westend, Espoo

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Westend
District of Espoo
Location of Westend within Espoo
Location of Westend within Espoo
Coordinates: 60°10′N 24°48′E / 60.167°N 24.800°E / 60.167; 24.800Coordinates: 60°10′N 24°48′E / 60.167°N 24.800°E / 60.167; 24.800
Country Finland
Municipality Espoo
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Greater Helsinki
Main District Suur-Tapiola
Inner District(s) Westend
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,987
Languages
 • Finnish 80.9 %
 • Swedish 15.3 %
 • Other 3.9 %
Jobs 632

Westend is a district of the city of Espoo, Finland. It is one of the wealthiest residential areas in Finland and is situated ten kilometers from the center of Helsinki and two kilometers from Tapiola.

History[edit]

Before Southern Espoo was heavily developed in the latter part of the 20th century, the village of Hiirala (Swedish: Hirböle) occupied the area. There are also old trenches in the area, built during the First World War for defending Helsinki from a possible German invasion.

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