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This article is about the town. For the village in Otepää Parish, see Otepää village.
Town of Estonia
Otepää Town Hall
Otepää Town Hall
Flag of Otepää
Coat of arms of Otepää
Coat of arms
Otepää is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°03′26″N 26°29′54″E / 58.05722°N 26.49833°E / 58.05722; 26.49833
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Valgamaa lipp.svg Valga County
Municipality Flag of Otepää Parish.svg Otepää Parish
Population (01.11.2009)
 • Total 2,189
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.otepaa.ee

Otepää (formerly Nuustaku) is a town in Valga County, southern Estonia, it is the administrative centre of Otepää Parish. Town has a population of 2,189 (as of 1 November 2009).[1] Otepää is a popular skiing resort, popularly known as the "winter capital" of Estonia (in contrast to the "summer capital" Pärnu). During the 2005–2006 season it became the site for FIS Cross-Country World Cup events.

Otepää borough gained its town rights on 1 April 1936.

The earliest surviving firearm in Europe has been found in the ancient castle of Otepää and it dates to at least 1396.[2]



  1. ^ "Rahvastik" (in Estonian). Otepää vald. Retrieved 26 February 2010.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Ain Mäesalu: Otepää püss on maailma vanim

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Coordinates: 58°03′N 26°30′E / 58.050°N 26.500°E / 58.050; 26.500