Facts About Tartu
The 2017 World Orienteering Championships were held in Tartu.
The annual running event Tartu Sügisjooks takes place in Tartu.
The peace treaty between Soviet Russia and Finland was also signed in Tartu in 1920.
Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia, after Estonia’s political and financial capital Tallinn.
Tartu is often considered the intellectual centre of the country, especially since it is home to the nation’s oldest and most renowned university.
Since 1918, the Estonian name Tartu has been used, but as the town has come under the control of various rulers throughout its history, there have been various names for it in different languages.
The Population of Tartu is 92,972, as of 2020.
The first written records of Tartu date from 1030. original settlement of Tarbatu dates from the 5th century, in 1030 the Russians built a fort there called Yuryev.
In 2016, The main building of the Estonian National Museum was opened in Tartu. It was the largest project to be undertaken in an independent Estonia.
In 1993, The Russian air force left their base in Tartu.