Kadriorg

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Kadriorg
Subdistrict of Tallinn
Russalka Memorial seen from the Kadriorg park
Russalka Memorial seen from the Kadriorg park
Kadriorg within the district of Kesklinn (Midtown).
Kadriorg within the district of Kesklinn (Midtown).
CountryEstonia
CountyHarju County
CityTallinn
DistrictKesklinn
Population
 (01.01.2015[1])
 • Total4,561

Kadriorg (Estonian for "Catherine's Valley") is a subdistrict in the district of Kesklinn ("Midtown"), Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. It has a population of 4,561 (As of 1 January 2015).[1] The subdistrict name derives from the Catherinethal, a Baroque palace of Catherine I of Russia. It is one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Estonia. [2]

Kadriorg is known for the Kadriorg palace and the surrounding park, commissioned by the Russian Czar Peter the Great. Nowadays the park is a location of several museums including the Kadriorg Art Museum (a branch of the Art Museum of Estonia in Kadriorg palace), Kumu Art Museum, Mikkel, Peter the Great Museum and Eduard Vilde Museum. Nearby, close to the sea, is the Russalka Memorial which commemorates the loss of a Russian warship in 1893.

The official residence of the President of Estonia is situated next to Kadriorg Palace in the park.

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  1. ^ a b "Statistical Yearbook of Tallinn 2015". Tallinn City Government. p. 38. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Millist piirkonda eelistavad rikkad inimesed?".

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Coordinates: 59°26′18.39″N 24°47′30.82″E / 59.4384417°N 24.7918944°E / 59.4384417; 24.7918944