|District of Espoo|
Location of Westend within Espoo
|• Finnish||80.9 %|
|• Swedish||15.3 %|
|• Other||3.9 %|
Westend is a district of the city of Espoo, Finland. It is one of the wealthiest residential areas in Finland and is situated ten kilometers from the center of Helsinki and two kilometers from Tapiola.
Before Southern Espoo was heavily developed in the latter part of the 20th century, the village of Hiirala (Swedish: Hirböle) occupied the area. There are also old trenches in the area, built during the First World War for defending Helsinki from a possible German invasion.
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