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Helsinki Subdivision
Position of Tapanila within Helsinki
Position of Tapanila within Helsinki
Country  Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Greater Helsinki
Municipality Helsinki
Subdivision number 392
District Malmi
Area 1.46 km2 (0.56 sq mi)
Population (1.1.2005) 5,474
 • Density 3,749/km2 (9,710/sq mi)
Postal codes 00730, 00731
Neighbouring subdivisions Ylä-Malmi, Tapaninvainio, Tapulikaupunki, Malmin lentokenttä, Puistola and Ala-Malmi.

Tapanila (Swedish: Mosabacka) is a neighbourhood in Malmi district, Helsinki. Tapanila has approximately 5474 inhabitants (2005).[1] Tapanila has its own railway station.

It is known that there were few farm houses in Tapanila already in the 16th century. Back then Tapanila was one of the biggest villages in Helsinki area. In 1862, railroad between Hämeenlinna and Tapanila was built.[2] Tapanila was largely rebuilt from 1910–1935 based on Letchworth Garden City in England, the first in the Garden city movement. The area was annexed to Helsinki in 1946.


  1. ^ http://www.hel2.fi/tietokeskus/helsinki_alueittain_2005/503Malmi.pdf Information about Malmi and its subareas(Finnish)
  2. ^ http://www.tapanila.fi/english Tapanila.fi information in English

Coordinates: 60°15′52″N 25°01′17″E / 60.2644°N 25.0214°E / 60.2644; 25.0214