Tallinn

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Tal·linn

also Tal·lin  (tăl′ĭn, tä′lĭn)
The capital and largest city of Estonia, in the northwest part on the Gulf of Finland opposite Helsinki, Finland. A major port, Tallinn was a possession of the Livonian Knights (1346-1561) and Sweden (1561-1710) before being formally ceded to Russia (1721). It was the capital of independent Estonia (1919-1940) and of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic (1940-1991).

Tallinn

(ˈtælɪn) or

Tallin

n
(Placename) the capital of Estonia, on the Gulf of Finland: founded by the Danes in 1219; a port and naval base. Pop: 384 000 (2005 est). German name: Reval

Tal•linn

or Tal•lin

(ˈtɑ lɪn, ˈtæl ɪn)

n.
the capital of Estonia, on the Gulf of Finland. 499,800.
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According to legend, during the Battle of Lyndanisse (now Tallinn), a flag with a white cross fell from the sky as the Danes were being defeated by the Estonians.
According to history, the capital of Danish Estonia was called Reval (Tallinn), founded at the place of Lyndanisse after the invasion of 1219.
1202-41) on crusade into Estonia in 1219 and fought at the Battle of Lyndanisse near Tallinn (Revel, Kolyvan).