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Kunda ( Français: Kunda, Spanish: Kunda, Deutsch: Kunda, Русский: Кунда) - (The) city in Estonia, situated in Lääne-Viru County region. According to the latest census, the city population is 3764. Geographical coordinates of Kunda (WGS84): latitude: 59° 29' 3" N ( 59.4842 ), longitude: 26° 33' 40" E ( 26.5611 ).

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Kunda, Estonia
Town
Kunda
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From left to right, clockwise: A cement factory, apartment buildings, the ruins of an old cement factory, a pulp mill, a hydroelectric power plant
Flag of Kunda, Estonia
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Coat of arms of Kunda, Estonia
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Kunda, Estonia is located in Scandinavia
Kunda, Estonia
Kunda, Estonia
Location of Kunda in the Baltic Sea region
Kunda, Estonia is located in Estonia
Kunda, Estonia
Kunda, Estonia
Location in Estonia
Kunda, Estonia is located in Europe
Kunda, Estonia
Kunda, Estonia
Location in Europe
Coordinates: 59°30′N 26°32′E / 59.500°N 26.533°E / 59.500; 26.533
Country  Estonia
County Lääne-Virumaa lipp.svg Lääne-Viru
Founded May 1, 1938
Government
 • Mayor Kaido Veski (Reform Party)
Area
 • Total 9.85 km (3.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total 3,125
 • Rank 37th
 • Density 320/km (820/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Website www.kunda.ee

Kunda is a town in Viru-Nigula Parish, in Estonia, located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. There is a pulp mill (AS Estonian Cell), a cement factory and a port.

History

Evidence of some of the oldest prehistoric communities in Estonia, hunting and fishing communities that existed around 6500 BC, were found near Kunda.This settlement gave the name to the Kunda culture.

Kunda was granted official borough rights on May 1, 1938.

The Rutja Airfield facility is located 13 km (8.1 mi) west of Kunda and was used by the Soviets during their occupation of Estonia; it has since been abandoned.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Kunda is twinned with:

Climate

Notable people

  • Argo Aadli (born 1980), theatre and film actor
  • Armin Öpik (1898–1983), paleontologist
  • Ernst Öpik (1893–1985), astronomer and astrophysicist
  • Jüri Parijõgi (1892–1941), writer and scholar
  • Knudåge Riisager (1897–1974), composer, son of expatriate Danish parents (his father running the cement factory), spent his first 3 years in Kunda.

References

  1. ^ P.C., Net. "Gdynia - International Gdynia - International co-operation of Gdynia". www.gdynia.pl. Archived from the original on 2016-10-19.
  2. ^ "Climate normals-Temperature". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Climate normals-Precipitation". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Climate normals-Humidity". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 27 September 2016.

External links

  • Official website (in Estonian)
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