...

Tallinn

Tallinn - description of the city:

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and a port on the Baltic Sea. The city dates back to 1154 (in Russian chronicles is known as Kolyvan, in Livonian chronicles - Lyndanisse). In 1219-1917, it had the official name of Revel. When in 1561 the city became part of Sweden, it was the largest Baltic port, according to trading turnover, bigger enough than Stockholm. In the 17th century, Revel was a place of a big part of the Russian-Swedish trade. As a result of the Northern War of 1700-1721 the town was annexed to Russia. In 1918, it became the capital of Estonia. In 1973, the first joint Soviet-Swedish conference of historians took place in Tallinn. The city currently has 502 000 inhabitants. Main industries include metal, heavy machinery, instrumentation, manufacturing of electrical equipment, radio equipment, oil equipment, shipbuilding, chemical and pharmaceutical, woodworking, cellulose-paper, printing, light, and food industry. Tallinn has the Academy of Sciences of Estonia, 4 institutes of higher education (including the Conservatory), 5 theaters (including the Opera and Ballet Theatre "Estonia"), 19 museums (Historical Museum, Maritime Museum, Museum of Nature, Park-museum of Folk Architecture, the memorial museum of Anton Tammsaare and Eduard Vilde, the house-museums of Eno Raud and Friedebert Tuglas, and others). Tallinn is divided in Vyshgorod and the Lower Town. Vyshgorod is known for the Castle (13-16th centuries) and the Gothic St. Mary’s Cathedral (13-15th centuries). The Lower Town has the Town Hall (14-15th centuries), the Large Guild (15th century), and Gothic churches of St. Olaf (15 – early 16th centuries), St. Nicholas (13-15th centuries) and the Church of the Holy Ghost (14th century), fortifications (14-16th centuries), numerous houses (15-18th centuries), and the Kadriorg Palace (18th century).

Country Estonia
International title Tallinn
Population 394,024 people
Timezone Europe/Tallinn
State Harjumaa
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 59.43696 x Longitude: 24.75353

Photo Galery Tallinn

Acquaintance to Tallinn
#01: Acquaintance to Tallinn Acquaintance to Tallinn Tallinn
History and present of Tallinn
#02: History and present of Tallinn History and present of Tallinn Tallinn
Visiting Tallinn
#03: Visiting Tallinn Visiting Tallinn Tallinn
Travel across Tallinn
#04: Travel across Tallinn Travel across Tallinn Tallinn
Nowadays of Tallinn
#05: Nowadays of Tallinn Nowadays of Tallinn Tallinn
Places to see in Tallinn
#06: Places to see in Tallinn Places to see in Tallinn Tallinn
Photos of Tallinn
#07: Photos of Tallinn Photos of Tallinn Tallinn
One day in Tallinn
#08: One day in Tallinn One day in Tallinn Tallinn
Magic world of Tallinn
#09: Magic world of Tallinn Magic world of Tallinn Tallinn
Amazing Tallinn
#10: Amazing Tallinn Amazing Tallinn Tallinn
Views of Tallinn
#11: Views of Tallinn Views of Tallinn Tallinn
Places to visit in Tallinn
#12: Places to visit in Tallinn Places to visit in Tallinn Tallinn

Tallinn video guide

Places to visit in Tallinn

Famous Places

Altdorf
Country: Switzerland

Altdorf Introduction Altdorf is the capital city of the Uri Canton, in the country of Switzerland. The municipality has coverage over an area of nearly four square miles, and it is situated at a height of 1,516 feet above sea level, on the right s ...

Osterreichisches Museum fur Angewandte Kunst
Country: Austria

The Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), founded in 1864, the first of its kind in Europe, exercised a strong influence on the development of the applied arts for some time. It houses the archives and collections of the Wiener Werkstatte — work ...

Scharding
Country: Austria

This town on the banks of the Inn River was, until 1779, owned by the Bavarian family of Wittelsbach, whose influence can be seen in the local architecture. Scharding’s most beautiful feature is its Stadtplatz, the central square cut in half by b ...

Rauland
Country: Norway

Rauland is a part of Vest-Telemark, a traditional region in Norway. It used to be a municipality of Telemark county. It was created in the year 1860 from the districts of Oyfjell located in Lardal and Rauland which is in Vinje as a way to adjust th ...

Selje and Stad
Country: Norway

Selje is a municipality in Norway, in Sogn og Fjordane County. It is situated in the old district of Nordfjord. Seljeis is a village that is the administrative hub of the municipality of Selje. Some of the other towns in the municipality include Le ...

Estonia Cities:
© 2010-2017 gabisworld.com Contact Us