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Westend, Espoo

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Country  Finland
Sub-region  Greater Helsinki
Inner District(s)  Westend
Area  8.4 km²
Municipality  Espoo
Region  Uusimaa
Main District  Suur-Tapiola
Jobs  632
Population  2,987 (2006)
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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.

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Map of Westend, 02160 Espoo, Finland

History

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.

References

Westend, Espoo Wikipedia


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