RAKVERE - it is a combination of culture, history and greenery!
Rakvere is located in Northern Estonia, in Lääne-Viru county and it is also the center of the county. Rakvere is only an hour drive from Estonian capital Tallinn.
Area: 1073 m2
Rakvere is a fast developing smart city with a long history and has lots of greenery and diverse culture.
Rakvere City Festival, organized to celebrate the city's birthday in June, give a face to the cultural events and, The Music Days of Arvo Pärt, the honorary citizen of Rakvere, will take place in autumn. Well-known are also Theaterfestival Baltoscandal and Punksong celebration and the dance performance which unites generations - Men's Dance Festival.
The Rakvere logo represents a bull that has risen on its back legs. The sign is based on the oldest known name of Rakvere - Tarvanpää (1226, Henrik's Livonian Chronicle).
The primordial bull is an ancient symbol of strength, power and fertility. Tarva's upright position expresses advance ambition, over-the-top strength, firm opposition to pressure.
The slogan "FULL OF POWER" means that Rakvere has a large amount of economic, spiritual and demographic resources.
The coat of arms of the city of Rakvere has a golden crown of nobility with two large and two small silver gemstones.
Under the crown lays a golden hexagonal star. The shield of the coat of arms is divided into two equal parts with a vertical line, one red (PANTONE 032C) and the other blue (PANTONE 285C).
The flag of the city of Rakvere consists of two 3/7 wide blue (PANTONE 301C) and one 1/7 wide yellow width (PANTONE 109C) located between the blues.
⇒ Did you know that every day at 12:00 from the Trinity Church Tower in Rakvere the bell "Kyrie eleison" by Arvo Pärt - a world-famous composer from Rakvere - is heard ?
⇒ Did you know that the first floating islands in Estonia were placed in the Rakvere Soolikaoja creek in order to reduce the content of hazardous substances in the bottom sediments and improve the quality of water ?
⇒ Did you know that more than 17,000 plants - 85 species of trees, shrubs and permanent trees - have been planted in the area of renovated Vallimäe Open Air Centre?