Herttoniemi

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Herttoniemi

Hertonäs
Position of Herttoniemi within Helsinki
Position of Herttoniemi within Helsinki
Country Finland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionGreater Helsinki
MunicipalityHelsinki
Subdivision number43
DistrictSoutheastern
Subdivision regionsLänsi-Herttoniemi, Roihuvuori, Herttoniemenranta, Herttoniemen teollisuusalue
Area
6.06 km2 (2.34 sq mi)
Population
(2004)
27,347
 • Density4,455/km2 (11,540/sq mi)
Postal codes
00800, 00810, 00811, 00820
Neighbouring subdivisionsItäkeskus
Kulosaari
Laajasalo
Marjaniemi
Tammisalo
Viikki

Herttoniemi (Swedish: Hertonäs) is a neighbourhood and a suburb of Helsinki, the Finnish capital. It is located about 7 km east of the city centre and can be easily reached by metro in 10 minutes. It has an older northern suburb and a newer coastal suburb with ferry connections to the city centre. There once was a large harbour in Herttoniemi, but in the 1990s, this industrial harbour area was demolished and converted to a tightly populated residential area and marina.

Eränkävijäntori, a square in western Herttoniemi

There are four districts in Herttoniemi:

Herttoniemi church in western Herttoniemi

Famous people[edit]

Swedish military architect Augustin Ehrensvärd whose life's work was building the fortress of Sveaborg owned Herttoniemi manor in the area.

Another famous owner of Herttoniemi manor was admiral Carl Olof Cronstedt, who had the existing building built and lived in the manor the last years of his life. A street in Herttoniemenranta called Amiraali Cronstedtin ranta is named after him.

One of the most famous Finnish writers Frans Eemil Sillanpää who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1939 lived in Herttoniemi.

Roihuvuori water tower is a landmark of the area

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 60°12′N 25°03′E / 60.200°N 25.050°E / 60.200; 25.050