Sindi, Estonia

Coordinates: 58°24′2″N 24°40′3″E / 58.40056°N 24.66750°E / 58.40056; 24.66750
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Sindi is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°24′2″N 24°40′3″E / 58.40056°N 24.66750°E / 58.40056; 24.66750
Country Estonia
County Pärnu County
MunicipalityTori Parish
 • Total3,790
 • Rank32nd
 • Estonians81.1%
 • Russians14.8%
 • other4.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Sindi (German: Zintenhof) is a town in Tori Parish, in Pärnu County, Estonia,[1] with a population of 3906 in 2017. It is located 14 kilometers from the county capital Pärnu, on the left coast of the Pärnu river.


The area of what is now Sindi was the site of the Mesolithic settlement of Pulli, dating from around 8500 BCE – the oldest known settlement in Estonia. It was discovered by geologists in 1965. The settlement probably existed for a short period, as the area was later covered by water. As a swampy region, the area remained unpopulated until the 16th century.

The town's name is derived from Clauss Zindt, a mayor of Pärnu in 1565, who founded a manor (Zintenhof) where the town is now. The settlement was formed in 1833 around a textile factory owned by the manor. It officially became a borough in 1921 and a town in 1938.

Important to the town's development was the founding of a railway station in 1928. The railway operated until 1970.


Sindi is located on the left bank of the Pärnu River, between the river and the wetland of Lanksaare.

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  1. ^ "X-GIS(3) Portal". Retrieved 3 February 2022.

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