Tallinn, Estonia

Capital of Estonia, on the Bay of Tallinn (an inlet of the Gulf of Finland).

Tallinn is a major Baltic port and naval station and an important industrial center. Population (1991 estimate) 497,766.  tallinn.ee - tallinn.info

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Manufactures include machinery, electrical equipment, ships, textiles, furniture, and canned fish.

Bank : esb.ee   Stock Exchange : tse.ee    Manufacturing company : pesmel.ee

The city consists of three sections: an upper town on a steep hill topped by a citadel (13th-14th century), a lower walled town built during medieval times (14th-16th century), and a new district. Tallinn is the home of the Estonian Academy of Sciences and a polytechnic college and has several theaters, a symphony orchestra, and an opera company.

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The first mention of a settlement on the site of Tallinn dates from 1154. In 1219 Waldemar II of Denmark established a fortress on the site. The town joined the Hanseatic League in 1285 and soon attained considerable commercial importance. In 1346 Tallinn was sold by Denmark to the Teutonic Knights. It was acquired by Sweden in 1561 and was annexed by Russia in 1710. The city then became a naval base for the Russian Baltic fleet. Tallinn was the capital of independent Estonia from 1919 to 1940, when the republic was annexed by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The city was occupied by German forces in 1941. Retaken by the USSR in 1944, the city then served as the capital of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) until 1991, when Estonia again became an independent republic.

Major cities near Tallinn:

Stockholm

North
Helsinki
100 km

Riga

Vilnius

Copenhagen

St.-Petersburg

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