10 Interesting Facts About Viljandi

Facts About Viljandi

Facts About Viljandi

  1. The flag of Viljandi is bi-coloured, its upper part light blue and lower part white. The city’s shield-shaped coat of arms is light blue, with a white rose in the middle.
  2. First records of civilization in the surroundings of Viljandi date back to the 5th millennium B.C. The first written record of the earthen stronghold of Viljandi was in the year 1154 in the commentaries to al-Idrisi’s world atlas Geography.
  3. In 2005, Estonian Match, the successor of the 100-year-old Viljandi Match Factory, made a six-metre match, which was registered as the largest match in the world in the Guinness Book of Records.
  4. Viljandi as historic Hanseatic town is a member of the international City League the Hanse.
  5. Viljandi is twinned with: Ahrensburg, Germany;  Eslöv, Sweden; Frostburg, United States; Härnösand, Sweden; Kretinga, Lithuania; Porvoo, Finland; Ternopil, Ukraine; Valmiera, Latvia; Cumberland, USA & Ludwigslust, Germany.
  6. The once-influential Estonian newspaper Sakala was founded in Viljandi in 1878.
  7. The Population of Viljandi is 17,407, as of 2019.
  8. The town was first mentioned in 1283, upon being granted its town charter by Wilhelm von Endorpe.
  9. Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia, It is the capital of Viljandi County.
  10. Viljandi is sometimes called the cultural capital of Estonia.
Facts About Viljandi
Facts About Viljandi