Iru, Tallinn

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This article is about the subdistrict of Tallinn. For the village in Jõelähtme Parish, see Iru village.
Subdistrict of Tallinn
Iru Hill Fort
Iru Hill Fort
Iru within Pirita District.
Iru within Pirita District.
Country  Estonia
County Flag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
City Flag of Tallinn.svg Tallinn
District Flag of Pirita district, Tallinn, Estonia.svg Pirita
Population (01.06.2011[1])
 • Total 32

Iru is a subdistrict (Estonian: asum) in the district of Pirita, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. It has a population of 32 (As of 1 June 2011).[1]

Iru Hill Fort[edit]

On a hill by Pirita River in Iru, the remains of an ancient hill fort are located. The settlement has a history dating back to the third millennium BC. It seems to have been continuously occupied, and strengthened into a more fortress-like castle in the 5th century AD. It remained in use until the 11th century. Archaeological investigations have shown that the settlement was burnt several times. Some of the oldest remains of buildings in Estonia, as well as some of the oldest items made of iron, have been found during excavations.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Statistical Yearbook of Tallinn 2011". Tallinn City Government. p. 153. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Viirand, Tiiu (2004). Estonia. Cultural Tourism. Kunst Publishers. p. 44. ISBN 9949407184. 

Coordinates: 59°27′42″N 24°54′04″E / 59.461635°N 24.901049°E / 59.461635; 24.901049