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Tartu is the second biggest city in Estonia. The University of Tartu, the oldest and most famous in Estonia is found there. Around 102,000 people were living in Tartu as of 2008.

Tartu
City
Tartu linn
City of Tartu
From top to bottom: City Centre, Old Town of Tartu, University of Tartu
From top to bottom: City Centre, Old Town of Tartu, University of Tartu
Flag of Tartu
Flag
Coat of arms of Tartu
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Heade mõtete linn ("City of good thoughts")
Tartu is located in Estonia
Tartu
Tartu
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°23′N 26°43′E / 58.383°N 26.717°E / 58.383; 26.717Coordinates: 58°23′N 26°43′E / 58.383°N 26.717°E / 58.383; 26.717
Country Estonia
County Tartu County
First settled5th century AD
First mentioned1030
City rightsbefore 1262
Named forTaara or tarvas (Aurochs)
Government
 • MayorUrmas Klaas (Reform Party)
Area
 • Total38.80 km2 (15 sq mi)
 • Land37.9 km2 (14.6 sq mi)
 • Water1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)  3.39%
Elevation
57.2 m (188 ft)
Highest elevation
79 m (259 ft)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total96,904
 • Rank2nd
 • Density2,508.6/km2 (6,497/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • Estonians80.1%
 • Russians14.6%
 • other5.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
50050 to 51111
Vehicle registrationT
Websitetartu.ee

Twin townsEdit

These are the twin towns of Tartu:

GalleyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Eesti elanike arv KOV" (PDF). Interior Ministry. Retrieved 01.01.2017. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)