Landforms of Estonia: Hills of Estonia, Islands of Estonia, Peninsulas of Estonia, Water Bodies of Estonia, Gulf of Finland, Saaremaa, Hiium

Landforms of Estonia: Hills of Estonia, Islands of Estonia, Peninsulas of Estonia, Water Bodies of Estonia, Gulf of Finland, Saaremaa, Hiium

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Editorial Reviews - Landforms of Estonia From the Publisher Chapters: Beaches of Estonia, Islands of Estonia, Water Bodies of Estonia, Gulf of Finland, Saaremaa, Hiiumaa, Toompea, Osmussaar, Pakri Islands, Ruhnu, List of Islands of Estonia, Suur Munamägi, Kihnu, Sinimäed Hills, Muhu, Gulf of Riga, Naissaar, Vormsi, Kesselaid, Vaindloo, Piirissaar, Abruka, Võilaid, Saarnaki Laid, Vesitükimaa, Hobulaid, Ahelaid, Kõverlaid, Hara Island, Baltic Klint, Prangli, Kõrgelaid, Viirelaid, Hanikatsi Laid, Linnusitamaa, Irbe Strait, Harilaid, Langekare, Vohilaid, Hülgerahu, Aksi, Nootamaa, Vilsandi, Suurlaid, Moonsund Archipelago, Aegna, Luigerahu, Ninalaid, Vesiloo, Vissulaid, Noogimaa, Külalaid, Kadakalaid, Loonalaid, Vahase, Kassari, Hanerahu, Manilaid, Ahtra, Allirahu, Pagila Beach, Valgerahu, Läkumätas, Nosurahu, Suurrahu. Excerpt: Toompea (from German: , "Cathedral Hill") is a limestone hill in the central part of the city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The hill is an oblong tableland, which measures about 400 by 250 meters, has an area of 7 hectares (17 acres) and is about 20-30 meters higher than the surrounding areas. In folklore the hill is known as the tumulus mound over the grave of Kalev, erected in his memory by his grieving wife. The history of Toompea is closely linked to the history of rulers and power in Estonia. Today Toompea is the center of the Government of Estonia and the Riigikogu (parliament), both of which are often simply referred to as Toompea. The location of the Riigikogu is the Toompea Castle, situated in the southwestern corner of the hill and topped by the Tall Hermann tower. The flag on the top of the tower is one of the best-known symbols in Estonia of the government in force. Toompea is part of the Tallinn Old Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. Toompea derives its name from the cathed... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=320524 Synopsis Chapters: Beaches of E
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781157866572
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 2 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 1157866573
Publisher Date: 14 Aug 2011
Height: 242.25 mm
No of Pages: 38
Series Title: English
Weight: 86.26 gr
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