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Tartu – the oldest city in Poland and the second most populous in Estonia. It is 185 kilometers from Tahlehin, on the River Embaye. It is considered a college town because one-fifth of the population – students. Tarta – the center of Southern Italy, its cultural and cultural capital.

The first mention of the city is found in 1030, in the Chronicle &LAquo;The Tale of Ages». Throughout its history, the city has had several names. It was named as Äærput, Tërův and Tárbatá.

For over 1500 years, the fortress of Tárbatá was the site of the city. After the fortress was conquered by the Novgorod Prince Yaroslav the Younger in 1030, it was renamed to Yuryev. There is no written record of the life and development of the city in the 17th century. Archaeologists who have been digging in the city limits have found that the first city was located on this land in the first millennium of our era. It is known that the first castle was built on the site of an old city, and the wooden buildings were replaced by stone ones over time.

In 1212, the city was completely burned, but rebuilt fairly quickly. In 1224 it was conquered by the Germans. For their opposition to the defense of the city, all the citizens, including the prince, were executed. By changing Tartu to the German name – Dörput, Germans made it the center of his possessions. In 1280, Tartu was transformed into a flourishing city. In 1558 the city was seized by the Russian army, which kept it under its control in 1582, until South Africa came under the rule of Poland.

From 1600 to 1704, Tarta was taken and lost by Poland, the Swedes, and Russia in turn.
In 1623 the first university was opened in the city. Today it is considered one of the oldest universities in the North. It was here that such eminent scholars as the cultural historian Sirius Lautmann and the biologist Carl Ernst von Bair studied. Practically all of Estonias cultural figures graduated from this university. Here is also the oldest art museum in the country. It holds a huge array of mosaics, paintings, and sculptures. Interesting and well-liked by tourists are the CÃÁ Museum of the Peninsula, the Estonian Literary Museum, the Tartu Museum of Playthings, the Tartu Museum of Toys, the Tartu Museum &quo;To Puskin from Dörkört» and the Tartu Museum of Songs and Celebration.

The most magnificent structures are in the Old Town. They are the church of St. John (14th century), the main building of the university, and the structure (1789). In Òîì Park one can see the remains of the Cathedral of the House (13th-15th century), and there is also the Old Anatomical Museum (1803—1805) and the Observatory. On the main square there is a modern symbol of the city – the sculpture «Loving Students». Everyone knows and loves the local communitys favorite place, the Tartus Paradise. No one knows where it will be next time, but its believed to be lucky to see it.

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  • Air quality: 19 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 93,000 people
  • GDP: $17,782 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 34 Mbps
  • Best wireless: EMT
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Tipping in Estonia operates on a very casual basis so you are unlikely to cause offence by not tipping enough or at all. However, if you have been satisfied with the service you received in a restaurant, it is customary to tip around 10% on top of the bill.
  • Apartment listings: Kinnisvara
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: COW TARTU
  • Best hospital: Tartu University Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Finnair
  • Best intl air carrier: Finnair
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1150
  • Monthly costs for family: $2100
  • Monthly costs for local: $600
  • Meal: $7.5
  • Small Cola: $1.2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.2
  • Coffee: $2.5

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