Greater Helsinki Municipalities And Their Neighborhoods

Greater Helsinki Municipalities And Their Neighborhoods

Greater Helsinki municipalities and their neighborhoods. Officially, the municipality (kunta) of Helsinki is divided into 8 major districts (suurpiiri) that are further divided into 34 districts (peruspiiri), which again is divided into 148 area-parts (osa-alue), and in those area-parts, there are 404 minor areas (pienalue). Data and resources are available here. Certainly, this can be a bit complicated to understand.

Here is what you need to know; Helsinki, the capital of Finland is divided into Capital region (pääkaupunkiseutu or suur-Helsinki in Finnish) and Region of Helsinki or greater Helsinki  (Helsingin seutu in Finnish). 

 

Capital Region

 

The capital region comprises 4 major municipalities: Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, and Kauniainen — which make up the A, B and C zones you see on Reittiopas.

Think of the capital region as “Helsinki proper.” The region has a population of approximately 1.17 million according to Wikipedia. It is where most immigrants settle and tourists visit. Though tourists also visit the Northern Lapland to see the Northern Lights.

 

Greater Helsinki

 

The greater Helsinki, on the other hand, comprises 14 municipalities: Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Kauniainen, Kirkkonummi, Vihti, Nurmijärvi, Tuusula, Kerava, Järvenpää, Hyvinkää, Sipoo, Pornainen, Mäntsälä. The Greater Helsinki area has a population of approximately 1.4 million according to Wikipedia.

 

Helsinki capital region and their districts

 

HelsinkiVantaaEspooKauniainen
Eira, Kaivopuisto ja UllanlinnaAviapolisBodomKasavuori is the only district according to kauniainen website
Kamppi, Kluuvi ja PunavuoriHakunilaEspoon keskus (Esbo centrum)
Kaartinkaupunki, Katajanokka ja KruununhakaHämevaaraEspoonkartano (Esbogård)
LauttasaariHelsingin pitäjän kirkonkyläEspoonlahti (Esboviken)
Länsisatama (Jätkäsaari, Lapinlahti, Munkkisaari, Ruoholahti)HiekkaharjuGumböle
Suomenlinna ja UlkosaaretIlolaHaukilahti (Gäddvik)
Haaga (Etelä-Haaga, Kivihaka, Lassila, Pohjois-Haaga)KartanonkoskiHenttaa (Hemtans)
Etu-Töölö ja Taka-TöölöKivistöHögnäs
Kaarela (Hakuninmaa, Kannelmäki, Kuninkaantammi, Malminkartano, Maununneva)KoivukyläIivisniemi (Ivisnäs)
Konala ja Pitäjänmäki (Konala, Marttila, Pajamäki, Pitäjänmäen teollisuusalue, Reimarla, Tali)KorsoJärvenperä (Träskända)
Laakso, Meilahti ja RuskeasuoLänsimäkiKaitaa (Kaitans)
Munkkiniemi (Kuusisaari, Lehtisaari, Munkkivuori, Niemenmäki, Talinranta, Vanha Munkkiniemi)LentokenttäKalajärvi
Alppiharju, Kallio ja Sörnäinen (Alppila, Harju, Linjat, Siltasaari, Torkkelinmäki)LuhtaanmäkiKarakallio (Karabacka)
Hermanni ja VallilaMartinlaaksoKarhusuo (Björnkärr)
Toukola, Vanhakaupunki ja ArabianrantaMyyrmäkiKarvasmäki (Karvasbacka)
Koskela, Kumpula ja KäpyläPähkinärinneKauklahti (Köklax)
Pasila (Itä-Pasila, Keski-Pasila, Länsi-Pasila, Pohjois-Pasila)PakkalaKaupunginkallio (Stadsberget)
Pakila (Itä-Pakila, Länsi-Pakila)SeutulaKeilaniemi (Kägeludden)
Oulunkylä (Maunula, Maunulanpuisto, Metsälä, Patola, Pirkkola, Veräjälaakso, Veräjämäki)SotunkiKilo
Tuomarinkylä (Haltiala, Paloheinä, Torpparinmäki, Tuomarinkartano)TikkurilaKolmperä (Kolmpers)
Malmi, Pukinmäki ja Tapaninkylä (Ala-Malmi, Malmin lentokenttä Pihlajisto, Pihlajamäki, Tapanila,Tapaninvaino, Tattariharju, Ylä-Malmi)VantaaKunnarla (Gunnars)
Viikki (Latokartano, Viikinmäki, Viikinranta, Viikin tiedepuisto)VeromiesKurttila (Kurtby)
Suurmetsä (Heikinlaakso, Jakomäki, Puistola, Tatttarisuo)Vierumäki (Vantaa)Kuurinniitty (Kurängen)
Suutarila (Siltamäki, Tapulikaupunki, Törynummi)Laajalahti (Bredvik)
Herttoniemi ja Tammisalo (Herttoniemenrata, Hertoniemen teollisuusalue, Länsi-Herttoniemi, Roihuvuori)Laaksolahti (Dalsvik)
Kulosaari ja Mustikkamaa-KorkeasaariLahnus
Laajasalo (Hevossalmi, Itäsaaret, Jollas, Santahamina, Tahvonlahti, Tullisaari, Vartiosaari, Villinki)Lakisto
Mellunkylä (Kivikko, Kontula, Kurkimäki, Mellunmäki, Vesala)Latokaski (Ladusved)
Vartiokylä ja Myllypuro (Itäkeskus, Marjaniemi, Puotila, Puotinharju, Vartioharju, Roihupelto)Laurinlahti (Larsvik)
Vuosaari (Aurinkolahti, Kallahti, Keski-Vuosaari, Meri-Rastila, Mustavuori, Niinisaari, Nordjsjön kartano, Rastila, Uutela)Leppävaara (Alberga)
Östersundom (Karhusaari, Landbo ja Puroniitty eli Ultuna, Salmenkallio, Talosaari)Lintuvaara (Fågelberga)
Lippajärvi (Klappträsk)
Luukki (Luk)
Mankkaa (Mankans)
Matinkylä (Mattby)
Muurala (Morby)
Niipperi (Nipert)
Niittykumpu (Ängskulla)
Nupuri (Nupurböle)
Nuuksio (Noux)
Nöykkiö (Nöykis)
Olari (Olars)
Otaniemi (Otnäs)
Perusmäki (Grundbacka)
Pohjois-Tapiola (Norra Hagalund)
Röylä (Rödskog)
Saunalahti (Bastvik)
Sepänkylä (Smedsby)
Siikajärvi
Soukka (Sökö)
Suurpelto (Storängen; to be constructed)
Suvisaaristo (Sommaröarna)
Tapiola (Hagalund)
Vanha-Nuuksio (Gamla Noux)
Vanhakartano (Gammelgård)
Vanttila (Fantsby)
Velskola (Vällskog)
Viherlaakso (Gröndal)
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Helsinki

There are 59 neighborhoods in Helsinki. Names of the neighborhoods are given above. The land size of Helsinki is 213.8 km2 and has a population of 631,695 people. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.

Espoo

There are seven major neighborhoods and 56 districts in Espoo. The municipality has a land size of 312 km2 and a population of 272,193 people. Located on the south of Finland.

Vantaa

There are 56 districts and seven MAJOR neighborhoods which include Tikkurila, Myyrmäki, Martinlaakso, Korso, and Koivukylä. It has a land size of 240.5 km2 and a population of 216,973 people. Located on the south of Finland.

Kauniainen

There are no named districts in this town due to its small size of 5.88 km2. The neighborhoods are named numerically (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) but Kasavuori in the western part of the town is viewed as a named district. It has a population size of 9,559 people. Located within the city of Espoo.

Järvenpää

There are 25 neighborhoods in Järvenpää which include Wärtsilä, Nummenkylä, and Pietilä. The municipality has a land size of 37.55 km2 and a total population of 43,450 people. Located on the north of Helsinki.

Nurmijärvi

There are 20 neighborhoods in this municipality which include Klaukkala, Rajamäki, and Röykkä. It has a land size of 361.84 km2 and a population of 42,709 people. Located on the north of Helsinki.

Tuusula

Tuusula has three administrative centers, namely Hyrylä, Jokela, and Kellokoski. The municipality covers a total area of 225.45 km2 and has a population of 38,609 people. Located on the south of Finland.

Kerava

It is divided into 13 centers, which include Alikerava, Ylikerava, Sompio. It has a total area of 30.79 km2 and a population of 36,292 people. Located on the south of Finland.

Mäntsälä

There is no information regarding districts and neighborhoods as of the time of writing this article. This municipality has a total area of 596.11 km2 and a population of 20,681 people. Located on the north of Helsinki.

Pornainen

No concrete information about districts. However, It has a population of 5, 064 people and covers an area of 150.09 km2. Its administrative center is Kirveskoski. Located on the south of Finland.

Hyvinkää

Hyvinkää has a population of 46, 537 people and covers an area of 336.77 km2. Notable areas of this municipality include Wanha Villatehdas and Kytäjä golf. It is also important to note that Hyvinkää is home to the world’s third-largest elevator company, Konecranes. Located on the north of Helsinki.

Kirkkonummi

The municipality had a population of 39,291 people as of January 2019 and covers a land area of 1017.01 km2. Notable neighborhoods in the municipality include Masala, Veikkola, Kantvik and the Upinniemi naval garrison. Kirkkonummi too has the highest population growth rate in Finland at 3% per year.

It is also a historic region because the first Stone Age rock paintings in Finland were found here. Located on the east of Espoo. No information about neighborhoods or districts.

Vihti

The municipality’s center is called Nummela. It has a population of 29, 224 people and covers an area of 567.06 km2. It has 59 villages among them, Haimoo, Härkälä, and Jokikunta. Located on the northwest of Helsinki.

Sipoo

It has a population of 20, 675 people and a land area of 339.62 km2. Among the famous areas of the municipality is Sipoonkorpi National Park. located on the east of Helsinki.

 

Final thoughts

 

I hope you found this article on Greater Helsinki municipalities and their neighborhoods. I was compelled to curate this information because of necessity.

If you found any mistakes or have any concerns regarding the information provided above, do not hesitate to contact me.

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