People settled in the area from the 5th to 4th millennium BC, as witnessed by the archaeological traces of the Narva culture, named after the city.
During the Battle of Narva, nearly the entire city was destroyed.
Narva is the third biggest city in Estonia.
When Estonia regained its independence in 1991, Narva again became a border city. On 18 February 2014, a new border treaty was signed by both countries. The treaty must still be ratified by the parliaments of both Russia and Estonia.
Narva is officially divided into 15 neighbourhoods, which carry no administrative purposes.
Narva Kreenholmi Stadium is home to Meistriliiga football team, FC Narva Trans.
Narva is on the international railway line between Estonia and Russia.
Narva is twinned with: Bălți, Moldova; Barysaw, Belarus; Bel Air, United States; Donetsk, Ukraine; Elbląg, Poland; Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria; Ivangorod, Russia; Karlskoga, Sweden; Kingiseppsky District, Russia; Kirovsky District (Saint Petersburg), Russia; Kobuleti, Georgia; Lahti, Finland; Petrozavodsk, Russia; South-Western AO (Moscow), Russia; Tavastia Proper, Finland; Xiamen, China.
In the first-person shooter video game Squad, the map Narva is loosely based on the real city, containing the Narva Castle, the Ivangorod Fortress, as well as a less similar industrial area in the south side of the city.
Narva is a municipality and city in Estonia. It is located in Ida-Viru County, at the eastern extreme point of Estonia, at the Russian border, on the Narva River which drains Lake Peipus.