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About Tallinn

Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia and an ideal holiday destination if you want to combine the comforts of modern world,

versatile nightlife and luxurious adventures with rich cultural scene, historic settings and making the most of you travel.






The vast majority of travelers come to Estonia through Tallinn, the capital city, either by plane, train,

bus or driving, making it the most international city in Estonia. With half a million citizens, Tallinn is hardly a

world metropolis. However: short distances and low traffic are advantages to cherish. Whether you have only

few hours or few days, you get to experience a lot. Medieval Tallinn Old Town, one of the best preserved

Hanseatic town centres in the world, is just a short walk away from the city business centre with its skyscrapers,

modern hotels, luxurious restaurants and shopping malls.


Officially, there are a bit less than 500 000 people living in Tallinn, most of whom are Estonians.

Russians (about a third) are the biggest national minority, followed by Belorussians, Ukrainians and Finns

making a total of 6% when combined. Estonian and Russian are the most common languages, though you

won’t have any trouble with English (especially in the service sector) and German and Finnish are quite widely

spoken, too.Geographically, Tallinn is situated in the northern coast of Estonia, on the banks of the Gulf of Finland.

It is the closest capital city to capitals of Finland (Helsinki, 80km); Latvia (Riga, 315km) and Sweden (Stockholm, 380km).


Length of the coastline is about 50km and renovated beach promenade close to city centre, running by the

Pirita bay, is a popular place among morning runners, walkers and cyclists.Local population density is quite low – only

about 2551 people per square kilometre. It is about 5 times lower than London and 2 times lower than Moscow.

Biggest district is Lasnamägi with it’s 100 000 people, while city centre (Kesklinn) has about 35 000 people living there.

Public transportation system is quite good and operates from around 5:30 in the morning until the midnight.

During midnight hours, you can take advantage of the short distances and walk or take a taxi.

More information about travel around in Estonia.


More information from VisitEstonia.com home page.