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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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