Subdivisions of Helsinki
subdivision_name = Herttoniemi
subdivision_name_swe = Hertonäs

subdivision_number = 43
district = Southeastern
area = 6.06
population = 27,347 (2004)
density = 4,455
postcode = 00800, 00810, 00811, 00820
regions = Länsi-Herttoniemi, Roihuvuori, Herttoniemenranta, Herttoniemen teollisuusalue
neighbours = Itäkeskus

Herttoniemi (Swedish: Hertonäs; unofficial English translation based on the historic meaning of the name: "Duke Cape") is a neighbourhood and a suburb of Helsinki, the Finnish capital. It is located about 7 km east of the city centre and can be easily reached by metro in 10 minutes. It has an older northern suburb and a newer coastal suburb with ferry connections to the city centre. There once was a large harbour in Herttoniemi, but in the 1990s, this industrial harbour area was demolished and converted to a tightly populated residential area and marina.

The Siperia Social Centre, a squatted council house in Herttoniemi, burned down on 14 June, 2006.

There are four districts in Herttoniemi:
*Länsi-Herttoniemi West Herttoniemi
*Roihuvuori which is former East Herttoniemi
*Herttoniemenranta Harbour of Herttoniemi
*Herttoniemi industrial area

Famous people

Swedish military architect Augustin Ehrensvärd whos life's work was building the fortress of Sveaborg owned Herttoniemi manor in the area.

One of the most famous Finnish writers Frans Eemil Sillanpää who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1939 lived in Herttoniemi.

ee also

* Geography of Helsinki

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