Meilahti (in Swedish Mejlans) is a neighbourhood of Helsinki between Mannerheimintie (the main entrance road to Helsinki) and a bay named Seurasaarenselkä. Most of the houses in Meilahti were built in the 1930s and 1940s. Meilahti is home to over 6700 people. Meilahti is the location of Mäntyniemi, official residence of the President of Finland, as well as Kesäranta, the official residence of Prime Minister of Finland. Near Mäntyniemi is the former presidential residence, Tamminiemi, which is today a museum dedicated to president Urho Kekkonen.
Position of Meilahti within Helsinki
|Area||2.12 km2 (0.82 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,090/km2 (8,000/sq mi)|
|Neighbouring subdivisions||Vanha Munkkiniemi, Laakso, Ruskeasuo, Kuusisaari, Lehtisaari, Taka-Töölö, Etu-Töölö|
- 1952 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 54–55.
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