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In 1154 a town called Qlwn Qalaven appears on a map or a cartographer Muhammad al-Idrisi, being described as a small town near a large castle Astlanda. Some have suggested that the Astlanda Quwri settlement could be the current aprecedat city Tallinn. A similar name, Kolyvan probably derived from the legendary Estonian hero Kalev, appears in an early chronicle of the Eastern Slavs.

By the twelfth century, Scandinavians and Henry of Livonia, in his chronicle, called Lindanisa city. According to some theories, would name origin myths Estonian Kalev and Linda is his wife's mother Kalevipoeg. Others have suggested that the name should be composed of linda Lindanisa that archaic Estonian language would mean the city or castle, and the niche that would mean an archaic Estonian language peninsula, as a particle Niemi old Finnish town name: Kesoniemi.

After the Danish conquest of 1219, was named Reval Tallinn, the name comes from revelation, the former name of Harju region, the region surrounding the capital of Estonia.

Tallinn is located in Harju County, north of the country. The city has a population of 401,821 inhabitants (2005), making it the largest city of Estonia. Most of the population is of Estonian origin, but there are a significant number of Russians who have immigrated to the city during the time Estonia was a Soviet republic. A lot of people know English.

City Center called "Old Town" is very beautiful and attractive for tourists, with many medieval portions. In 2006, KUMU museum opened in Tallinn, the largest art museum in Estonia.

The city was very prosperous throughout history because it has strategic position on the Baltic Sea. For a long time, Tallinn was one of the leading European cities of the Hanseatic League, was once an important center of commerce and salt in the Middle Ages.

Tallinn has been greatly expanded and includes the metropolitan area cities Aegviidu and Paldiski. Areas outside the old city have been developed in modern neighborhoods.
Tallinn is recognized today as a center of software technology and the Baltic Republics. All this has taken place at the 47th Eurovision song contest of 2002.




Tallinn | In 1154 a town called Qlwn Qalaven appears on a map or a cartographer Muhammad al-Idrisi, being described as a small town near a large castle Astlanda. Some have suggested that the Astlanda Quwri settlement could be the current aprecedat city Tallinn

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Top hotels in Tallinn

Gotthard Residents, Tallinn

Gotthard Residents

Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided
Radisson Blu Sky, Tallinn

Radisson Blu Sky

Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

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    Hilton Tallinn Park, Tallinn

    Hilton Tallinn Park

    Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

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    • No transport provided
    Radisson Blu Olumpia, Tallinn

    Radisson Blu Olumpia

    Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

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    • No transport provided
    Tallink City Hotel, Tallinn

    Tallink City Hotel

    Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

      • No transport provided
      L Ermitage, Tallinn

      L Ermitage

      Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

        • No transport provided
        Oru, Tallinn

        Oru

        Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

          • No transport provided
          Tallink Express, Tallinn

          Tallink Express

          Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

          • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
          • No transport provided
          Metropol, Tallinn

          Metropol

          Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

          • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
          • No transport provided
          St Olav, Tallinn

          St Olav

          Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

            • No transport provided
            Go Shnelli, Tallinn

            Go Shnelli

            Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

              • No transport provided
              Olevi Residents, Tallinn

              Olevi Residents

              Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                • No transport provided
                Swissotel, Tallinn

                Swissotel

                Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                • Hotel Luxury  
                • No transport provided
                Baltic Vana Wiru, Tallinn

                Baltic Vana Wiru

                Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                  • No transport provided
                  Hestia Maestro, Tallinn

                  Hestia Maestro

                  Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                    • No transport provided
                    Bern, Tallinn

                    Bern

                    Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                      • No transport provided
                      Braavo Spa, Tallinn

                      Braavo Spa

                      Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                      • Hotel with indoor pool  
                      • No transport provided
                      Palace, Tallinn

                      Palace

                      Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                      • No transport provided
                      Original Sokos Viru, Tallinn

                      Original Sokos Viru

                      Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                      • No transport provided
                      St Barbara, Tallinn

                      St Barbara

                      Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                      • No transport provided
                      Ulemiste, Tallinn

                      Ulemiste

                      Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                      • No transport provided
                      Kreutzwald, Tallinn

                      Kreutzwald

                      Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                        • No transport provided
                        Von Stackelberg, Tallinn

                        Von Stackelberg

                        Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                          • No transport provided
                          Schlossle, Tallinn

                          Schlossle

                          Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                          • Hotel Luxury  
                          • No transport provided
                          Three Sisters, Tallinn

                          Three Sisters

                          Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

                          • Hotel Luxury  
                          • No transport provided

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