Settlement

Table of Contents

  • Towns and urbanisation

    The rapidly changing Estonian society, together with the globalising world, have also changed the system and meaning of settlement. In a geopolitical sense, Estonia has ...
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  • Tallinn conurbation

    Tallinn is a magnet for the entire country, incorporating 28 per cent of the whole population; when the population of surrounding Harju county is taken ...
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  • North-east Estonian industrial towns

    Another significant North Estonian centre consists of north-eastern industrial towns, situated quite compactly along the Tallinn–Narva–St Petersburg road (Narva, Jõhvi, Kohtla-Järve, Sillamäe, Kiviõli ...
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  • Tartu

    Tartu, as the oldest Estonian town noted in historical chronicles, has been the most important South Estonian centre since the 13th century. Its role increased ...
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  • Rural settlement and the changing village

    The spatial dispersal of Estonian rural settlement is quite different from the location of the towns. This has been, first of all, influenced by the ...
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  • Developing settlements of Lower Estonia

    The Lower Estonian rural areas are relatively sparsely populated; people have gathered in villages situated on lands with favourable agricultural and building conditions. The West ...
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  • Higher Estonia’s low density area

    Higher Estonia, situated on the South and Central Estonian hills and plain is covered with fertile soil, and has an evenly distributed settlement; therefore the ...
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