Tartu

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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: 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 settled 5th century AD
First mentioned 1030
City rights before 1262
Named for Taara or tarvas (Aurochs)
Government
 • Mayor Urmas Klaas (Reform Party)
Area
 • Total 38.80 km2 (15 sq mi)
 • Land 37.9 km2 (14.6 sq mi)
 • Water 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)  3.39%
Elevation 57.2 m (188 ft)
Highest elevation 79 m (259 ft)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 96,904
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 2,508.6/km2 (6,497/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • Estonians 80.1%
 • Russians 14.6%
 • other 5.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 50050 to 51111
Vehicle registration T
Website tartu.ee

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.

Twin towns[change | change source]

These are the twin towns of Tartu:

Galley[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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