Olari, Espoo

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District of Espoo
Location of Olari within Espoo
Location of Olari within Espoo
Coordinates: 60°10′N 24°45′E / 60.167°N 24.750°E / 60.167; 24.750Coordinates: 60°10′N 24°45′E / 60.167°N 24.750°E / 60.167; 24.750
Country Finland
Municipality Espoo
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Greater Helsinki
Main District Suur-Matinkylä
Inner District(s) Friisilä, Kuitinmäki, Olarinmäki
Population (2012)
 • Total 15,176 [1]
 • Finnish 86.9 %
 • Swedish 8.6 %
 • Other 4.5 %
Jobs 5,272

Olari (Finnish) or Olars (Swedish) is a district of the city of Espoo, Finland. Olari is located about 15 kilometres west of central Helsinki, north of the Länsiväylä highway and Matinkylä. The district has a population of about 15,000. The population consist of mostly middle-class families. The district is famous for its contribution to the Finnish rap culture. One of the most notable landmarks of the district is Olari Church and Parish Centre, designed by architects Simo and Käpy Paavilainen, and completed in 1981.

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