Tallin is the capital city of Estonia.
It is the most populous city in the country.
The city is located in the northern art of the country on the shore of the Gulf of Finland of Baltic sea.
It has a total population of more than 437,000 people.
Tallin is the main financial, industrial, cultural, industrial and educational center of Estonia.
It is located 80 km south of Helsinki, Finland and 320 km west of Saint Petersburg.
The city’s old town is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and is listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.
It has the highest startups per person in Europe and is a birthplace of many international high technology companies such as skype.
The city is to house the headquarters of the headquarters of the European Union’s IT agency.
Tallin is ranked as a global city and has been listed among the top ten digital cities in the world.
7 THINGS TO DO AND NOT TO DO IN TALLIN
- Do not flash out your valuables on streets. Beware of pickpockets. Instead, keep your valuables that you want to risk being stolen at home.
- When speaking to Estonians, don’t be general while asking questions. Instead, be specific and straightforward. It is their way of communication.
- Do not get easily offended with their “dry” jokes. Instead, take them lightly and learn to laugh at them.
- Avoid talking about history. Instead, avoid these topics at all cost and talk about other interesting topics with them.
- Do not forget to wear reflectors. Instead, always put on one to protect yourself and avoid getting fined.
- Don’t ignore drink prices while ordering one. Instead, pay a close attention to the drinks prices.
- Don’t enter any house with your shoes on. Instead, remove them before getting inside.
7 MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TALLIN
- According to the WHO survey on air quality conducted in 2011, Estonia’s air is the cleanest in the world.
- Almost 50% of Estonia is covered by forest.
- As of 1st of April 2013, the number public wireless Internet or Wi-Fi hotspots in Estonia was nearly 1200.
- The Skype software was created by Estonians.
- In Tallinn, one-third of the Estonian population lives
- It is here that the tallest building in Estonia is located – a 314-meter-tall tower. In clear weather, you can see the shores of Finland from its observation platform.
- The Estonians themselves write the name of the city with two “l” and two “n” – “Tallinn”.