Estonia (Tallinn)

Estonia (Tallinn)

Tallinn is situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, in north-western Estonia.
Population: 1,311,870
Capital: Tallinn (396 375 in)
Density: 31 inhabitants/km²
Ethnic composition: Estonians 71.8%, Russians 21.6%, Ukrainians 2.1%, Byelorussians 1.2%, Finns 0.8%, Others 2.5%
Territory: 45,227 km²
International Phone Code: 00372 or +372
Elevation: The highest point in Estonia (and the Baltics) is Suur Munamägi (318 m) in Võru County
Islands: There are 1,521 islands in Estonia. The three largest are Saaremaa 2,673 km², Hiiumaa 1,023 km², and Muhu 206 km²
Lakes: Lake Peipsi, on the Russian border, covers an area of 3,555 km², of which 1,529 km² is in Estonia.
It also holds the title as the 4th largest lake in Europe.
Rivers: Estonia’s longest rivers are the Võhandu 162 km, Pärnu 144 km, and Põltsamaa 135 km
Other cities: Tallinn (120 km from Pärnu), Tartu 101 169 (118 km from Pärnu), Narva 67 144(225 km from Pärnu)
Local time: Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone (GMT+2hrs). Summer time (GMT+3hrs) is in effect from the last Sunday of March until the last Sunday of October.
Currency: EURO (since 1. 1. 2011)

Shopping in Tallinn

The best places to find quality fashion, shoes, perfume and the like are the elegant boutiques along Old Town’s Viru and Müürivahe streets, and the large, full-service department stores and malls that have recently been appearing all over Tallinn.

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Estonian Top 50 Restaurants
Flavours of Estonia annually gathers the staff from Estonian top restaurants as well as food critics from around the world to determine the top 50 Estonian restaurants.
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Tallinn Nightlife

Vibrant performance arts scene, and one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, but when all is said and done Tallinn remains famous, above all, for its nightlife. Despite its paltry population of less than half a million heads, this diminutive jewel of the Baltics has still managed to claim the enviable title of the party capital of North Europe. And with that kind of reputation for hedonism, it's no wonder that Tallinn continues to draw good time people to its icy shores.

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The history of Estonia

The history of Estonia is a part of the history of Europe. Estonia was settled near the end of the last glacial era, beginning from around 8500 BC. Before the Germans invaded in the 13th century proto-Estonians of the Ancient Estonia worshipped the spirits of nature. Starting with the Northern Crusades Estonia became a battleground for centuries where Denmark, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Poland fought their many wars over controlling the important geographical position of the country as a gateway between East and West.

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Things To Do In Tallinn

Tallinn definitely isn’t the most expensive place in Europe, but it’s always good to save some euros (or dollars) while travelling. Luckily, Tallinn has quite a lot of things to do without even having to spend a euro. Here’s ten best things to do in Tallinn for Free.


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Tallinn City

Some information about Tallinn City Areas


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