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A city of southeast Estonia southeast of Tallinn. Founded in 1030, it was a member of the Hanseatic League and became part of Russia in 1704.


(Russian ˈtartu)
(Placename) a city in SE Estonia: successively under Polish, Swedish, and Russian rule; university (1632). Pop: 95 000 (2005 est). Former name (11th century until 1918): Yurev German name: Dorpat


(ˈtɑr tu)

a city in SE Estonia. 115,000.
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Noun1.Tartu - a city of southeastern Estonia that was a member of the Hanseatic League
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
Esthonia, Estonia, Republic of Estonia - a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea