Maardu

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Maardu
Town
Panorama of Maardu, Port of Muuga in the background. The Iru Power Plant is in the foreground.
Panorama of Maardu, Port of Muuga in the background. The Iru Power Plant is in the foreground.
Flag of Maardu
Flag
Coat of arms of Maardu
Coat of arms
Maardu is located in Estonia
Maardu
Maardu
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°28′41″N 25°00′58″E / 59.47806°N 25.01611°E / 59.47806; 25.01611Coordinates: 59°28′41″N 25°00′58″E / 59.47806°N 25.01611°E / 59.47806; 25.01611
Country Estonia
CountyFlag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
First mentioned1241
Borough rights1951
Town rights1980
Government
 • MayorVladimir Arhipov (Estonian Centre Party)
Area
 • Total22.76 km2 (8.79 sq mi)
Elevation20 m (70 ft)
Population (2017)[citation needed]
 • Total15,596
 • Rank8th
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Postal code74111
Websitewww.maardu.ee

Maardu is a town and a municipality in Harju County, Estonia. It is part of Tallinn metropolitan area. The town covers an area of 22.76 km² and has a population of 16,529 (as of 1 January 2010).[1]

The Port of Muuga, the largest cargo port in Estonia, is partly located in Maardu.

According to the 2000 Census, the population was 16,738. 61.7% were Russians, 19.9% Estonians, 6.6% Ukrainians, 5.7% Belarusians, 1.5% Tatars, 0.9% Finns, 0.6% Poles, 0.5% Lithuanians, 0.2% Latvians, 0.2% Germans and 0.1% Jews and 1 Cuban. The proportion of Estonians was one of the lowest (if not the lowest) in Central and Western Estonia.

Outside the town (in Maardu village), south of the road to Narva lies Maardu manor, one of the oldest preserved baroque manor houses in Estonia. It traces its origins to 1389, but the current building dates from the 1660s with additions made in the 19th century. The landlord of the manor Herman Jensen Bohn in 1739 funded the printing of the first bible printed in Estonian.[2]

Maardu may be divided into four parts:

  • Kallavere (the centre of the city where most of the public institutions are located)
  • Muuga aedlinn (former garden city, now a light residential suburb more connected to Tallinn than Kallavere)
  • Kärmu (industrial area)
  • Kroodi (industrial area)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population figure and composition". Statistics Estonia. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  2. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 50. ISBN 9949-10-117-4.

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