Tallinn Facts

Interesting Facts about Tallinn



Country: Estonia

Tallinn by the Numbers:

Area: 98.9 sq mi / 159.2 sq km

Population: 405,562 (as of January 2009).

Nationalities: Estonian 53.7%, Russian 36.5%, Ukrainian 3.7%, Byelorussian 2.0%, other 4.1%.

Average July temperature: 62.0°F / 16.7°C 

Average February temperature: 24.8°F / -4°C

Quick Facts:

Nationals of European Union and EEA member states are free to enter Estonia. A national ID card or passport is required for entry. Nationals of the following countries do not need visa to enter Estonia, and can stay for up to 90 days in any 6-month period: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela. A valid passport is required for entry.  Citizens of South Africa can enter Estonia if they hold a visa for Latvia or Lithuania. Citizens of countries NOT mentioned above require a visa to enter Estonia. Visitors arriving in Estonia with visa must have national passports valid at least 3 months after their planned departure from Estonia.

Time zone: GMT +2 (in summer GMT +3)

Electricity: The current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz, with European-style 2-pin plugs 

Country dialing code: 372

Police: Free-of-charge call from any phone: 110.

Ambulance: free-of-charge from any phone: 112.

Language: The official language of Estonia is Estonian. Other languages widely spoken are English, Russian, German, and Finnish.

Public Holidays: 

1 January - New Year's Day 

24 February - Independence Day

14 April - Good Friday 

16 April - Easter Sunday 

1 May - Spring Day 

4 June - Whitsunday 

23 June - Victory Day 

24 June - St. John's Day 

20 August - Day of Restoration of Independence

24 December - Christmas Eve 

25 December - Christmas Day

26 December - Boxing Day  

Things to See in Tallinn

  • Downtown
  • Tallinn Airport
  • Kristiine
  • Lasnamae
  • Toompea Hill
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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