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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.
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(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
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(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
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Archaeological investigations carried out by the University of Tartu in 2005.--AVE, 101-110.
Caption: Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas: One of the major new technological initiatives in Tartu is the launch of the European Space Agency business incubation centre
Le Coq and the Tartu Brewery of Estonia." According to the importer, the brand is brewed to the specifications of A.
Tiia Tamme, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Tartu, 8 L.
Fortum Tartu AS is a district heat company operating in the city of Tartu.
[Published in: Teaching Mathematics: Retrospective and Perspectives, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference, Tartu, University of Tartu, May 12-13, Tartu 2006, pp 7-15.
* University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia; and ([dagger]) Estonian Biocentre, Tartu, Estonia
Lappo's file at the Vitautas Great University Archives the time when he worked in Tartu, at the University of Tartu, is marked 1905-1919 (State Central Archive of Lithuania (Lietuvos Centrinio valstybes archyvo), 631-3-378, 6back), although in 1918-1919 he already worked at the University of Voronez (Moskalenko 1969:7).
Archaeological investigation of the southern part of the Riia suburb of Tartu in 2001-2002.--AVE, 2002, 153-163.
and Pajuste-Kuul, K., 'Tartu Ulikooli aastaaruanne 2010' (Annual Report of the University of Tartu in 2010), 2010, [Online] available at http://issuu.com/ tartuuniversity/docs/aastaaruanne_2010, accessed on March 10, 2012.