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Johvi

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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.HistoryJõhvi 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.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.Twin townsJõhvi is twinned with: Loimaa, Finland, since 1997 Uddevalla, Sweden, since 1997 Kingisepp, Russia, since 1999 Thisted, Denmark, since 2000 Skien, Norway, since 2003 Olecko, Poland, since 2006
Johvi is in Ida-Viru County. Plan your visit to Johvi and other destinations in Estonia using our Estonia sightseeing planner.
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