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Monument to remember the dead from the tragedy in Juminda

Juminda (Estonian - Juminda) - a peninsula on the North of Estonia on the Baltic Sea. It's the biggest peninsula of northern Estonia. Located between bays Kolga (Estionian - Kolga laht) and Hara (Estonian - Hara laht) on East. Peninsula's length - 13 km, and width - 6 km. The most of it is covered with coniferous forest. Population lives mainly in six villages on the coast, the oldest one is, obviously, Juminda (Estonian - Juminda), mentioned in 1290 as Jumentake. On the Juminda peninsula is located third biggest in Estonia glacial boulder Majakivi. On the northern part of the peninsula there's a lighthouse Juminda. In the village Hara, that is on the eastern coast, there was a Soviet submarine base.

The peninsula became a witness of one of the most frightening pages of history of Estonia and Russia. In 1941 there died more than 15 000, including 4400 inhabitants of city Tallinn, who were going on 225 ships to Kronstadt, Russia. By decision of president of Estonia (he was president during 1992-2001), Lennart Meri, there was opened a monument to the people, who died there.


Ajalooline ülevaade Juminda poolsaare küladest

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