Oulunkylä

Oulunkylä (Swedish: Åggelby, also known as Ogeli) is a suburb and a neighbourhood of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It is located 6 kilometres (4 mi) north from the center of the city.

Oulunkylä

Åggelby
Position of Oulunkylä within Helsinki
Country Finland
RegionUusimaa
Sub-regionGreater Helsinki
MunicipalityHelsinki
DistrictNorthern
Area
8.61 km2 (3.32 sq mi)
Population
 (1/1/04)
22,503
  Density2,614/km2 (6,770/sq mi)
Postal codes
00620, 00630, 00640, 00650
Subdivision number28
Neighbouring subdivisionsPasila, Käpylä, Koskela, Haaga, Kaarela, Pakila, Viikki, Pukinmäki, Malmi

It has been inhabited since the 13th century. Earlier an independent municipality, it was made part of Helsinki in 1946.

Oulunkylä is also the name of a district. It consists of Patola, Veräjämäki and Veräjälaakso, and has a total area of 4.51 km2.[1]

History

For centuries, Oulunkylä was part of Helsingin pitäjä (now Vantaa). The neighbourhood started to grow after a railway station was founded there in 1881. In the late 19th century and early 20th century Oulunkylä was known for many villas that were built there. In 1921 it was separated from Helsingin pitäjä and became an independent municipality. However, most of the Oulunkylä area was already owned by the City of Helsinki and in 1946 Oulunkylä, along with many other suburbs, was annexed by Helsinki.[2]

The modern Oulunkylä is largely constructed according to the zoning scheme of 1953 that transformed the neighbourhood from a villa community into an apartment building suburb.[2]

Sports

Oulunkylä Ice Rink, a rink used for speed skating and bandy, is located in Oulunkylä. It was the first artificial ice pad for those sports in Finland. The Bandy World Championship has been hosted here.

Bandy

Botnia-69 has Oulunkylä Ice Rink as its home arena.

Ice-hockey

Oulunkylän Kiekko-Kerho

Soccer

IF Gnistan

Notable people

Media related to Oulunkylä at Wikimedia Commons

References

  1. http://www.hel2.fi/tietokeskus/helsinki_alueittain_2005/404Oulunkyl%C3%A4.pdf Information about Oulunkylä district and its subareas(in Finnish)
  2. Kervanto Nevanlinna, Anja (2014). Oulunkylä - Åggelby, vanhan huvilakaupungin aikakerrostumat. Oulunkylä-Seura. ISBN 978-952-93-3722-4.


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