Theme Week Estonia – Jõhvi

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Concert Hall © Medvedev/cc-by-sa-3.0

Concert Hall © Medvedev/cc-by-sa-3.0

Jõhvi is a town in north-eastern Estonia, and the capital of Ida-Viru County. The town is also an administrative centre of Jõhvi Parish. It is situated 50 km from the Russian border. Ethnic Estonians are a minority in Jõhvi, as about 55% of the town’s population are ethnic Russians.

Jõhvi was first mentioned as a village in 1241 in Liber Census Daniae when it was ruled by Denmark. Historical names of Jõhvi were Gewi and Jewi. In the 13th century a church was built here and Jõhvi became the centre of the local church parish.

Kaljo Kiisk Monument © Tauio111/cc-by-sa-4.0 Orthodox Church of the Epiphany © Toomas Schvak/cc-by-sa-3.0 Administrative building © Ivo Kruusamaegi/cc-by-sa-3.0-ee Jöhvi Church © Ivo Kruusamaegi/cc-by-sa-3.0-ee Central Library © Toomas Schvak/cc-by-sa-3.0 Central square © Ivo Kruusamaegi/cc-by-sa-3.0-ee Concert Hall © Medvedev/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Orthodox Church of the Epiphany © Toomas Schvak/cc-by-sa-3.0
On 1 May 1938 Konstantin Päts renamed the Jõhvi borough a town along with nearly all Estonian boroughs. Up to 1991, Jõhvi was a district of Kohtla-Järve. In 2005 the town of Jõhvi was united with the parish of Jõhvi.

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