Tartu - City of Good Thoughts
Tartu is a unique university town with a young population. Ever since the establishment of the University of Tartu in 1632, Tartu has been the centre for academics, scientists, and students from all over the world. It has been a springboard for generations of Estonian intelligentsia and leaders.
Former names: Dorpat, Yuryev, Derpt
First mentioned: 1030
Location: South Estonia, on the banks of the Emajõgi River
Area: 38,86 square km
Population (2013): 97 117 (2nd largest city in Estonia, every fifth citizen is a student)
Ethnicity: 80% Estonians, 15% Russians, 5% other
Known as: the intellectual capital of Estonia, city of youth, national centre of science and research
Titles: "Child-Friendly City" (UNICEF 2004)
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