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Monday, February 26, 2018

Tallinn: the capital of Estonia
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Tallinn is the capital and the largest city of Estonia, located on the northern coast of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.



Five interesting facts about Tallinn:

  • The name came from the Estonian words tali-linna”, which mean “winter-castle/town”.
  • The first traces of human settlement found in the city center by archeologists are about 5,000 years old.
  • The first written record of the city's name dates back to 1219.
  • In 1248, it was granted city rights.
  • Its Old Town was entered on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.

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The Gulf of Finland, Tallinn

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The Baptist Church of St. Olaf (built between the 12th and 14th century), Tallinn
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The medieval Wall, Tallinn
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The Fat Margaret tower (built in 1511–1530), Tallinn
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The Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (built in1894–1900), Tallinn
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Roasted almonds, Tallinn
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The Town Hall Square, Tallinn
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The Old Town by night, Tallinn
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The Old Town by night, Tallinn
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The Old Town by night, Tallinn
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The medieval St. Catherine’s passage, Tallinn
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The medieval St. Catherine’s passage, Tallinn
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The Old Town by night, Tallinn
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Rotermann business district, Tallinn
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Tornimäe business district, Tallinn


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