Tallinn is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, in northern Estonia. Its medieval Old Town is listed on UNESCO's World Heritage site list. Area of Tallinn - 159,2 km², population - 405 562 (01.09.2009).
In 2011 Tallinn will become the focus of Europe´s culture scene when it takes on its role as a European Capital of Culture. As part an EU initiotive that started in 1985, two European cities are awarded the honour each year, during which they have the chance to showcase their cultural offerings to the rest of the world.