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Haljala is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Lääne-Viru County, in northern Estonia. It's located about 10 km northwest of the town of Rakvere, by the Tallinn–Narva (Tallinn–Saint Petersburg) road (part of E20). Haljala is the administrative centre of Haljala Parish. As of 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 1,084.
Haljala was first mentioned in 1241.
One of the main sights in Haljala is Haljala church. It was initially built on an important crossing of Tallinn–Narva road with a road from Rakvere to the northern coast, particularly to the Toolse harbour. The first church was wooden and was built in the 13th century. The present stone church was built in the end of 14th century.
- Herbert Johanson (1884–1964), architect
- Gerli Padar (born 1979), singer
- Tanel Padar (born 1980), singer
- Rain Veideman (born 1991), basketball player
- "Haljala alevik" (in Estonian). eestigiid.ee. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- "Population by place of residence (settlement), sex and age". Statistics Estonia. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- Haljala Parish (in Estonian)
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