Kiviõli

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Kiviõli
Town
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Coat of arms of Kiviõli
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Kiviõli is located in Estonia
Kiviõli
Kiviõli
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°21′N 26°58′E / 59.350°N 26.967°E / 59.350; 26.967
Country  Estonia
County Ida-Virumaa lipp.svg Ida-Viru County
Government
 • Mayor Nikolai Vojeikin (Centre Party)
Area
 • Total 11.75 km2 (4.54 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total 5,347
 • Rank 24th
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • Estonians 38.6%
 • Russians 53.6%
 • other 7.6%
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Website www.kivioli.ee

Kiviõli is an industrial town in Ida-Viru County, Estonia. The settlement was founded in 1922 and became a town in 1946. The main industry is oil shale mining, which gives the town its name (literally "stone oil"). Included in the town limits, but somewhat separate from the main part of the town, are the districts of Küttejõu and Varinurme.

In 2000, 51% of inhabitants were ethnic Russians and 39% were Estonians.

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Estonian Sidecarcross Grand Prix has taken place in Kiviõli annually since 2008.

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Coordinates: 59°21′N 26°58′E / 59.350°N 26.967°E / 59.350; 26.967