Vartiokylä

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Vartiokylä
Botby
Helsinki Subdivision
Position of Vartiokylä within Helsinki
Position of Vartiokylä within Helsinki
Country  Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Greater Helsinki
Municipality Helsinki
Subdivision number 45
District Eastern
Subdivision regions Vartioharju, Puotila, Puotinharju, Myllypuro, Marjaniemi, Roihupellon teollisuusalue, Itäkeskus
Area 10.03 km2 (3.87 sq mi)
Population (2005) 30,403
Postal codes 00900, 00910, 00920, 00930, 00950
Neighbouring subdivisions Viikki, Herttoniemi, Tammisalo, Mellunkylä, Vartiosaari, Vuosaari

Vartiokylä (Swedish: Botby) is a neighbourhood in eastern Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Its name is derived from the ruins of an eleventh-century fortress on the Linnanvuori hill in Vartioharju, one of Vartiokylä's subdivisions. The working population of Helsinki started building their houses in the area after the completion of Uusi Porvoontie, a road to the downtown, in the 1930s. Nowadays the area has a few high density apartment areas as well as houses. Vartiokylä became a part of Helsinki in 1946. Most of the services in the district are located in the subdivision of Itäkeskus in the area around one of the largest shopping centers in the Nordic Countries.

The public transport in the area relies heavily on the Helsinki Metro. The stations of Itäkeskus, Myllypuro, and Puotila. Several bus lines serve the areas not within the walking distance of the stations. Two major highways Itäväylä and Kehä I intersect in Vartiokylä.

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Coordinates: 60°13′N 025°06′E / 60.217°N 25.100°E / 60.217; 25.100