Location and Logistics

The city of Narva is situated in the north-east of Estonia, on the border with Russia, 212 km to the east of Tallinn and 150 km to the west of Saint Petersburg. 

The city stands on the left bank of the Narva River, 14 km away from the place where the River flows into the Gulf of Finland. At the mouth of the Narva River lies the resort town of Narva-Jõesuu. 

Narva is on the territory of Ida-Viru county of Estonia and is the largest city in the northeast Estonia.

The city of Narva has joined the international movement "Child Friendly City" and in 2004 has received a title "Friendly to children and youth".

The population of Narva is 58 610 people; population density is 849-people/km2 (as of 01.01.2018).

Distance from Narva to the largest cities in Estonia (by road, km)

Tallinn (Estonian capital) - 212

Jõhvi (county center) - 50

Pärnu - 296

Таrtu - 182

Haapsalu - 311

Kohtla-Järve - 60

Valga - 268

Closeness to the three large water basins—the Gulf of Finland, the Narva Reservoir and Lake Peipsi—greatly affects the local climate. Winter is mild (average temp. –5.2С/22.6F); summer is cool (average temp. is +16.0C/60.8F).

The main natural attractions are the Narva River, the Narva Reservoir, other small bodies of water and a glint terrace situated to the north of Tallinn highway. The ashes plateau of the Baltic Power Station makes quite a sight as well.

The City Statute is the main document regulating the activities of the local government. The text of the Statute is available on the following sites: in Estonian, in Russian.

More information on possibilities to stay in Narva is available on Narva tourist website: http://tourism.narva.ee.

Visit also Virtual Tour around Narva bastions: http://bastion.narva.ee.

Last modified on Thursday, 29 March 2018 10:15