Mellunmäki

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Mellunmäki

Mellungsbacka
Position of Mellunmäki within Helsinki
Position of Mellunmäki within Helsinki
Country Finland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionGreater Helsinki
MunicipalityHelsinki
DistrictEastern
Subdivision regionsnone
Area
2.23 km2 (0.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
8,500
Postal codes
00970
Subdivision number473
Neighbouring subdivisionsMustavuori, Keski-Vuosaari, Vartioharju, Vesala

Mellunmäki (Swedish: Mellungsbacka) (Slang: Meltsi) has been a quarter of eastern Helsinki, Finland since 1946. Serious construction of the area began in 1950 and it was originally designed for 7000 inhabitants. There are over 8500 inhabitants in the area today (2013). Apart from the grocery stores Mellunmäki does not offer many services. Most people visit Kontula or Itäkeskus for services not offered by their home district. The metro station of Mellunmäki, the last stop on the line, is the world's northernmost metro station. There is a Fitness24Seven in the Metro station and a second hand shop next to it. Many buildings are being built in 2017, so the number of residents will rise after construction

Houses in the Mellunmäki residential area

Several bus connections and subway access exist for the area. The closest notable neighbours are Kontula, Vesala, Länsimäki (a district of Vantaa), Vuosaari, and Vartioharju.

Entrance to the Mellunmäki metro station

Coordinates: 60°14′N 25°08′E / 60.233°N 25.133°E / 60.233; 25.133