Kristiine

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Kristiine
District of Tallinn
Aerial view of northern part of Kristiine, mostly Lilleküla.
Aerial view of northern part of Kristiine, mostly Lilleküla.
Coat of arms of Kristiine
Coat of arms
Location of Kristiine in Tallinn.
Location of Kristiine in Tallinn.
Coordinates: 59°25′01″N 24°41′40″E / 59.41694°N 24.69444°E / 59.41694; 24.69444Coordinates: 59°25′01″N 24°41′40″E / 59.41694°N 24.69444°E / 59.41694; 24.69444
CountryEstonia
CountyHarju County
CityTallinn
Government
 • District ElderAndrei Novikov (Centre Party)
Area
 • Total9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Population (01.11.2014[1])
 • Total31,739
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,700/sq mi)
Websitekristiine-district

Kristiine (Estonian for "Christina") is one of the 8 administrative districts (Estonian: linnaosa) of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.

Kristiine is divided into 3 subdistricts (Estonian: asum):

The name of Kristiine originates from the Swedish Queen Christina under whose rule in 1653 the area was divided into 46 pieces (each of them 9 ha) and sold to businessmen and city officials for 100 riksdaler. The whole area was called Christinental (Valley of Christina) and later Kristiine hayfield.[2]

The elder of the district is Andrei Novikov (as of September 2013).

Population[edit]

Ethnic composition (2013)[3]
Ethnic group Percentage
Estonians 69.4%
Russians 24.4%
Ukrainians 2.1%
Belarusians 1.2%
Finns 0.6%
Jews 0.3%
Tatars 0.2%
Others 1.9%

Kristiine has a population of 31.739 (As of 1 November 2014).[1]

Population development
Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Population 29,424 29,908 29,816 29,511 29,478 29,221 29,395 29,810 30,055 30,274 31,256

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tallinna elanike arv" (in Estonian). Tallinn City Government. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  2. ^ Niin, Jaan (21 March 2007). "Rootsi kuninganna Kristina" (in Estonian). Kesknädal. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Tallinn arvudes 2013" (in Estonian). Tallinn. p. 19. Retrieved 10 September 2013.

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