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* Rakvere belongs to one of the oldest towns in Estonia - the first data about the population in Rakvere came from the 2. - 1. Century B.C.

* History of Rakvere has been about life and death, growing and fading away, building and destruction and war and peace for many generations.

* It is located 98 km from Tallinn, 181 km from Helsinki, 274 km from St. Peterburg, 364 km from Riga and 503 km from Stockholm.

* Rakvere is the administrative, economic and cultural centre of Virumaa region. It has close to 20,000 inhabitants and area of the town is 10.64 km2.

* Rakvere is the home of a distillery, a bread factory, a malt factory, a dairy, a furniture company and a clothes factory.

* If you are planning to visit the city, here are some directions:
The Tallinn - Narva - St. Peterburg railway runs through the town and the Tallinn - Narva - St. Peterburg highway is located just north of the town.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful stonecastle, a nice place to just take a walk
  • Cons:It is not a big city, so you have a limited things to do
  • In a nutshell:Definitely worth a little trip!
  • Last visit to Rakvere: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Dec 1, 2003
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