|• Total||7.62 km2 (2.94 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Postal code||71501 to 71599|
|Area code(s)||(+372) 22|
Jõhvi (German: Jewe, Russian: Йыхви) is a town in north-eastern Estonia, and the capital of Ida-Viru County. The town is also an administrative centre of Jõhvi Parish. It is situated 50 km from the Russian border.
Jõhvi was first mentioned as a village in 1241 in Liber Census Daniae when it was ruled by Denmark. Historical names of Jõhvi were Gewi and Jewi. In the 13th century a church was built here and Jõhvi became the centre of the local church parish.
On 1 May 1938 Konstantin Päts renamed the Jõhvi borough a town along with nearly all Estonian boroughs. Up to 1991, Jõhvi was a district of Kohtla-Järve. In 2005 the town of Jõhvi was united with the parish of Jõhvi.
Jõhvi is twinned with:
- Loimaa, Finland, since 1997
- Uddevalla, Sweden, since 1997
- Kingisepp, Russia, since 1999
- Thisted, Denmark, since 2000
- Skien, Norway, since 2003
- Olecko, Poland, since 2006
Statue of Estonian military commander Aleksander Tõnisson
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- Jõhvi Parish (Estonian) (Russian)