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Helsinki Subdivision
Position of Pakila within Helsinki
Position of Pakila within Helsinki
Country  Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Greater Helsinki
Municipality Helsinki
Subdivision number 34
District Northern
Area 4.08 km2 (1.58 sq mi)
Population (1.1.2014) 10,275
 • Density 2,518/km2 (6,520/sq mi)
Postal codes 00660, 00680
Neighbouring subdivisions Kaarela, Oulunkylä, Pukinmäki, Tuomarinkylä

Pakila (Swedish: Baggböle) is a neighbourhood in Northern Helsinki, about nine kilometers from the city center. It comprises Länsi-Pakila and Itä-Pakila. Pakila has approximately 10 275 inhabitants.[1]

In Pakila the average size of the apartments is the second largest in Helsinki, 98 m2.[2] The value of apartments in Pakila is high, because it belongs to the most sought after residential areas of Helsinki.[3]

Pakila and especially Länsi-Pakila is known for its highly educated and rich people.[4][5]

Since the 1970s, the largest party in Pakila has been Coalition.[6] The National Coalition Party was the most popular party in Pakila in the 2012 municipal elections (50 % support)[7] and in the 2015 parliamentary elections (44 % support).[8]

Church membership is more common in Pakila than anywhere else in Helsinki.[9]

Pakila is home to many celebrities, such as Antero Vartia,[10] Arto Bryggare,[11] Erkki Junkkarinen,[12][13] Jimi Constantine,[14] Kari Hotakainen,[15] Martti Larni,[16] Oskari Mörö,[17] Samuli Laiho,[18] and Signmark.[19]


Coordinates: 60°15′N 24°57′E / 60.250°N 24.950°E / 60.250; 24.950