Harju, Helsinki

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Location of Harju within Helsinki

Harju (Swedish: Ås) is a quarter of Helsinki, Finland. It is located northeast from the city centre, part of Alppiharju neighbourhood, between the quarters of Alppila, Torkkelinmäki, Linjat and neighbourhoods Sörnäinen and Vallila. Harju has a population of 7,237 (as of 1 January 2005) and an area of 0.27 km².[1]

Harju has the highest population density per km² in Finland, along with the neighboring Torkkelinmäki quarter. Apartments in Harju are usually very small, single-person flats. Harju also contains dozens of pubs, fast-food restaurants and Thai massage parlors, despite its very small size by area.


  1. ^ "Alppiharjun peruspiiri" (PDF) (in Finnish). City of Helsinki. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 

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Coordinates: 60°11′18″N 24°57′11″E / 60.188327°N 24.953095°E / 60.188327; 24.953095