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District of Tallinn
The administrative office of Pirita District.
The administrative office of Pirita District.
Flag of Pirita
Coat of arms of Pirita
Coat of arms
Location of Pirita in Tallinn.
Location of Pirita in Tallinn.
Coordinates: 59°28′01″N 24°49′58″E / 59.46694°N 24.83278°E / 59.46694; 24.83278Coordinates: 59°28′01″N 24°49′58″E / 59.46694°N 24.83278°E / 59.46694; 24.83278
CountyHarju County
 • District ElderTiit Terik (Centre Party)
 • Total18.7 km2 (7.2 sq mi)
 • Total17,592
 • Density940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)

Pirita is one of the eight administrative districts (Estonian: linnaosa) of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.

Pirita occupies a relatively big area, but compared to other districts of Tallinn its population of 16,636 (as of1 Jan 2012) is relatively small. It mostly consists of private houses, instead of the large blocks of flats typical of some other districts of Tallinn, such as Lasnamäe and Mustamäe. Large parts of the district consist of newly built, modern buildings and houses. Pirita beach is located in Pirita.

Pirita is one of the most prestigious and wealthiest districts of Tallinn,[2] partly thanks to natural benefits such as its beach and yachting harbour. Pirita beach is the largest in Tallinn, and in the summer can attract up to 30,000 visitors a day.


Ethnic composition (2013)[3]
Ethnic group Percentage
Estonians 78.6%
Russians 16.1%
Ukrainians 1.6%
Finns 0.7%
Belarusians 0.7%
Jews 0.5%
Tatars 0.1%
Others 1.7%

Pirita has a population of 17,592 (As of 1 November 2014).[1]

Population development
Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Population 10,388 11,299 12,277 13,235 14,039 14,595 15,135 15,567 16,636 17,019 17,373


Pirita is divided into 9 subdistricts (Estonian: asum): Iru, Kloostrimetsa, Kose, Laiaküla, Lepiku, Maarjamäe, Merivälja, Mähe and Pirita.




  1. ^ a b "Tallinna elanike arv" (in Estonian). Tallinn City Government. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  2. ^ http://arileht.delfi.ee/news/uudised/millist-piirkonda-eelistavad-rikkad-inimesed.d?id=48214527
  3. ^ "Tallinn arvudes 2013" (in Estonian). Tallinn. p. 19. Retrieved 10 September 2013.

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