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One of the gem cities of Northern Europe, Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. The city of Tallinn, a major Baltic port, a rail and highway junction, an industrial center, and the largest city of Estonia, is located on the Gulf of Finland, opposite Helsinki, on Estonia's north coast to the Baltic Sea.
Tallinn is divided into eight administrative districts naming Haabersti, Kesklinn, Kristiine, Lasnamäe, Mustamäe, Nõmme, Pirita, and Põhja-Tallinn.
Tallinn has made marvelous development in the information technology sector in recent years. On 13 December, 2005, the New York Times dubbed Estonia as “a sort of Silicon Valley on the Baltic Sea”. Skype is one of the several IT startups under Tallinn’s belt.
Tallinn is the city blessed with exquisite natural beauty. The city Lake Ülemiste, Lake Harku and The river valley provide exquisite clad of natural beauty to adorn the city. The city is a wonderful tourist destination in the Baltic region.
The hill of Toompea is at the historical heart of the city. The lower town spreads out from the foot of the hill, still protected by the remnants of a city wall, and around the city wall is a series of well-maintained green parks, great for strolling.
Tallinn receives volumes of tourists, especially daytrippers from Helsinki, its sister city across the Baltic Sea. The city is home to several clubs, pubs, bars, and restaurants, and is known for its vibrant nightlife.
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