Kopli

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This article is about the subdistrict of Tallinn. For other places with the same name, see Kopli (disambiguation).
Kopli
Subdistrict of Tallinn
Wooden workers' barracks from the 1910s.
Wooden workers' barracks from the 1910s.
Kopli within Põhja-Tallinn.
Kopli within Põhja-Tallinn.
Country  Estonia
County Flag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
City Flag of Tallinn.svg Tallinn
District Flag-Pohja-Tallinn.png Põhja-Tallinn
Population (01.01.2014[1])
 • Total 7,163

Kopli is a subdistrict of the district of Põhja-Tallinn (Northern Tallinn) in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. It's located on the Kopli Peninsula and is bordered by parts of the Tallinn Bay, the Kopli Bay to the southwest and the Paljassaare Bay to the north. Kopli has a population of 7,163 (As of 1 January 2014).[1] Kopli's former German name until 1918 was Ziegelskoppel.

Kopli cemetery[edit]

Kopli was the former location of the largest Lutheran Baltic German cemetery in Tallinn, known as Kopli cemetery (in Estonian: Kopli kalmistu; in German: Friedhof von Ziegelskoppel) which was founded around 1774. The cemetery was flattened and destroyed over a 170 years later around 1950–1951, during the second occupation of the Baltic states, by the Soviet authorities who used the area of Kopli as a base for the Soviet Armed Forces. The former cemetery is now a public park.

Landmarks and institutions[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistical Yearbook of Tallinn 2014". Tallinn City Government. p. 52. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 

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Coordinates: 59°27′37″N 24°40′16″E / 59.460218°N 24.670991°E / 59.460218; 24.670991