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Helsinki Subdivision
Position of Kamppi within Helsinki
Position of Kamppi within Helsinki
Country  Finland
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Greater Helsinki
Municipality Helsinki
Subdivision number 04
District Southern
Subdivision regions none
Area 0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Population (2005) 10,397
Postal codes 00100, 00120, 00180
Neighbouring subdivisions Etu-Töölö

Kamppi (Swedish: Kampen) is a neighbourhood in the centre of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The name originally referred to a small area known as the "Kamppi field" (see below), but according to the current official designation, "Kamppi" encompasses a much larger area with a population of 10,000 in 2004.

Entrance from Narinkkatori to the Kamppi shopping center, the new underground bus terminal and metro station are located underneath the building.

The heart of Kamppi is a part of the Central Business District. However, in stark contrast to the other districts of central Helsinki, development in Kamppi was sporadic and the very centre of Kamppi remained entirely undeveloped until 2002.

The name "Kamppi" is derived from the Swedish word for battle, kamp. Under Russian rule in the 19th century, Kamppi was mainly used as a military area by Russian forces, with barracks and training fields, which the name refers to. This so-called "Kamppi field" in the centre of Kamppi was also the location of a market run by Jewish merchants from the late 19th century until 1929 when it was shut down. A new pedestrian plaza on the same site, completed in 2005 as part of a recent redevelopment project, has been officially named Narinkka Square (Finnish: Narinkkatori, Swedish: Narinken) which comes from the name that the old Jewish market had. The name for the Jewish market has its background in the Russian language, as many of the Jewish merchants came from Russia and spoke Russian. In Russian language, "на рынке" (na rinke) means "on the market". The Finnish speaking people began to call the place "narinkka" and the name stuck to the place with few people today knowing the original meaning of the word.

The reputable Ressu Upper Secondary School as well as the Helsinki Old Church and its adjacent park are located in the district of Kamppi.

The central bus station of Helsinki is located in a modern terminal built entirely underground in Kamppi, and the Helsinki railway station is located only a few hundred metres away. A popular destination in Kamppi is Tennispalatsi, the largest cinema multiplex in Helsinki.

The legendary Hotel Torni (Hotel Tower), formerly the tallest building in Finland.

Since August 2002, the centre of Kamppi was occupied by the largest single construction site in the history of Finland. The first phase of the project, the underground bus terminal, was opened to the public in June 2005. Completed in March 2006, the Kamppi Center also houses high-quality apartments and a large shopping mall. In 2012 the Kamppi Chapel was opened on the other end of Narinkka Square.

A car bombing case took place at Kamppi on July 2002. The 32-year-old victim died immediately. Three men responsible for the contract killing were sentenced to life in prison.

Service building of the Turku Barracks that later served as the Helsinki central bus station

Coordinates: 60°10′03″N 24°55′54″E / 60.16750°N 24.93167°E / 60.16750; 24.93167

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Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:45:00 -0700

Kamppi Chapel of Silence This curvaceous, wood-benched house of worship, accessible by a concrete corridor, offers a moment of peace from the quick-clip pace of downtown. From the ceiling, a halolike opening casts a (surely divine) shimmer and glow ...

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 23:46:31 -0700

In the middle of Helsinki's hectic Narrinkkatori Square is an ultra modern chapel that creates a little slice of heavenly silence in the middle of a sea of outside noise. Related Places. The High-Heel Church. Budai Township, Taiwan. The High Heel Church.

Daily Astorian

Daily Astorian
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:48:45 -0700

Sheridan's class, which has long partnered with Kamppi's on school projects, takes over after the fabrication, painting the railings blue and decorating them with plants and sea creatures.“The only thing we request is no sea lions,” Kamppi joked ...

Aitkin Independent Age

Aitkin Independent Age
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 03:19:49 -0700

29, 2015, by Pastor Kamppi on Turner Lake near McGregor. Kim is the daughter of Michael and Rebecca May, Aitkin. Clint is the son of Jerry and Aileen DeMenge, McGregor. Kim is a staff attorney at Ascensus and Clint is employed at the Rice Lake National ...

YLE News

YLE News
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:30:00 -0700

Up to nineteen patients who had blood tests taken at a Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) laboratory facility in the city's Kamppi district may have been exposed to serious contagious diseases due to a lab technician's use of dirty needles on ...

Helsinki Times

Helsinki Times
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:56:15 -0700

The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) has confirmed that it has made contact with all of the 19 patients who may have been exposed to infectious diseases following an error at HUSLAB Kamppi in Helsinki on 30 March. “All of the patients ...

Helsingin Sanomat

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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 00:35:31 -0800

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Helsinki Times

Helsinki Times
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 00:48:45 -0800

A couple walks to the statue and stops, gazing towards Kamppi. Elisabet and Erik Hagström, from Kokkola, are in Helsinki to meet their son Calle Hagström, who studies in the city. When he strides to the spot, the trio hug and exchange greetings before ...

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