Jüri is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Harju County, northern Estonia. It is located 12 km (7.5 mi) southeast of the capital Tallinn, by the Tallinn–Tartu road (E263), directly after the intersection with Tallinn Ring Road (nr. 11). Jüri is the administrative centre of Rae Parish. Jüri has a population of 3,426 as of 1 January 2012.[1] In 2011, Jüri was the center of population of Estonia.

Jüri church
Jüri church
Jüri is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°21′17″N 24°53′41″E / 59.35472°N 24.89472°E / 59.35472; 24.89472Coordinates: 59°21′17″N 24°53′41″E / 59.35472°N 24.89472°E / 59.35472; 24.89472
CountyHarju County
MunicipalityRae Parish
 • Total3,426

Jüri has grown out of two parts: the centre of Sommerling kolkhoz (former Rosenhagen Manor) in the west and construction industry base with a residential area (former Jüri church and village) in the east. In the middle there is a protected Lehmja oak grove.[2]

In the 1630s the Rosenhagen Manor (Lehmja since 1917) was established; nowadays the site is located in western Jüri. Today, though the wooden main building has been destroyed, several side buildings such as the workers house have remained.[3]

The earlier Jürgens (Jüri) church was probably located in Karla in 1401. The current church in Jüri was built in 1885 on the site of a medieval church building. From 1713 to 1748, Anton thor Helle, the translator of the first Estonian Bible, was the pastor in Jürgens.[2]

Lehmja oak grove in Jüri


Population of Jüri[4]
Year 1959 1970 1979 1989 1996 2003 2008 2009 2012 2014
Population 369 535 1210 2589 2627 2507 3050 3250 3396 3419


  1. ^ a b "Rahvastik" (in Estonian). Rae vald. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Jüri alevik" (in Estonian). eestigiid.ee. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Lehmja mõis" (in Estonian). Estonian Manors Portal. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  4. ^ Rae vallavalitsuse kodulehekülg Archived July 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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