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View along Mannerheimintie with apartment buildings of Meilahti to the left, and those of Laakso to the right
Position of Meilahti within Helsinki
Country Finland
Sub-regionGreater Helsinki
2.12 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
 • Density3,090/km2 (8,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
00270, 00250
Subdivision number15
Neighbouring subdivisionsVanha Munkkiniemi, Laakso, Ruskeasuo, Kuusisaari, Lehtisaari, Taka-Töölö, Etu-Töölö

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.

Several hospitals are located in this district, including the Meilahti Hospital of the Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH).

Neighbourhoods surrounding Meilahti are Töölö, Munkkiniemi, Ruskeasuo, Pikku Huopalahti and Laakso.

For the 1952 Summer Olympics, the neighborhood hosted the rowing events.

St. Mary's Church in Meilahti
St. Mary's Church in Meilahti


Coordinates: 60°11′N 24°54′E / 60.183°N 24.900°E / 60.183; 24.900