Kivikko

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Kivikko
Stensböle
Helsinki Subdivision
Position of Kivikko within Helsinki
Position of Kivikko within Helsinki
Country  Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Greater Helsinki
Municipality Helsinki
Subdivision number 474
District Eastern
Subdivision regions none
Area 2.84 km2 (1.10 sq mi)
Population (2005) 5,006
Postal codes 00940
Neighbouring subdivisions Vesala, Kontula, Kurkimäki, Myllypuro, Latokartano, Ala-Malmi, Tattariharju, Malmin lentokenttä, Jakomäki

Kivikko (Swedish: Stensböle) is the name of a quarter of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Part of the Mellunkylä district, it was built during the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s. The quarter is located on the west side of Kontula, an important subregional centre and will have a population of 5000 once completed.

Kivikko is especially favoured by families with children. 14% of the inhabitants are immigrants or have immigrant roots, which is more than in most of Helsinki. There is also student housing in the area. However, Kivikko is generally more peaceful and less densely built than nearby Kontula.

Politics[edit]

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Kivikko:


Coordinates: 60°14′N 25°03′E / 60.233°N 25.050°E / 60.233; 25.050