Ahtme

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Ahtme
District of Kohtla-Järve
Tammiku district
Tammiku district
Ahtme (marked 1) and other districts of Kohtla-Järve
Ahtme (marked 1) and other districts of Kohtla-Järve
Country  Estonia
County Ida-Virumaa lipp.svg Ida-Viru County
City Flag of Kohtla-Jarve.svg Kohtla-Järve
Population (31 Dec 2011)
 • Total 17,252

Ahtme is a settlement in Ida-Viru County, Estonia with a population of around 18,000. It is administered as the second major district of the town of Kohtla-Järve, despite being separate from the central district of Järve and geographically closer to the independent town of Jõhvi, located directly to the north. Ahtme was an independent town from 1953 to 1960 and from 1993 to 1995. The economy is centered on the oil shale industry.


Coordinates: 59°20′N 27°25′E / 59.333°N 27.417°E / 59.333; 27.417