Kunda, Estonia

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Kunda
Town and municipality
Kunda cement factory
Kunda cement factory
Flag of Kunda
Flag
Coat of arms of Kunda
Coat of arms
Kunda is located in Estonia
Kunda
Kunda
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°30′N 26°32′E / 59.500°N 26.533°E / 59.500; 26.533Coordinates: 59°30′N 26°32′E / 59.500°N 26.533°E / 59.500; 26.533
Country  Estonia
County Lääne-Virumaa lipp.svg Lääne-Viru County
Government
 • Mayor Allar Aron (Reform Party)
Area
 • Total 9.85 km2 (3.80 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 3,996
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.kunda.ee

Kunda is a town (founded May 1, 1938) in Estonia, located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. There is a pulp mill (AS Estonian Cell), a cement factory and a port. Its population is ca. 4000.

Evidence of some of the oldest prehistoric communities in Estonia, hunting and fishing communities that existed around 6500 BC, were found near Kunda. This settlement gave the name to the Kunda culture.

The Rutja Airfield facility 13 km west of Kunda has served Soviet and Estonian defense interests.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Argo Aadli (born 1980), theatre and film actor
  • Ernst Öpik (1893–1985), astronomer and astrophysicist
  • Jüri Parijõgi (1892–1941), writer and scholar
  • Knudåge Riisager (1897-1974), composer, son of expatriate Danish parents (his father running the cement factory), spent his first 3 years in Kunda.

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