Haabneeme is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Viimsi Parish, Harju County, in northern Estonia alongside Viimsi. It's located about 9 km (6 mi) northeast of the centre of Tallinn, on the eastern coast of Tallinn Bay. With a population of 5,634 (2011 Census),[1] Haabneeme is the largest settlement in the municipality.

Newly built Viimsi Secondary School in Haabneeme.
Newly built Viimsi Secondary School in Haabneeme.
Haabneeme is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°30′37″N 24°49′35″E / 59.51028°N 24.82639°E / 59.51028; 24.82639Coordinates: 59°30′37″N 24°49′35″E / 59.51028°N 24.82639°E / 59.51028; 24.82639
Country Estonia
CountyFlag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
MunicipalityViimsi vald flag.PNG Viimsi Parish
First mentioned1271
 • Total5,634

Haabneeme was first mentioned in 1271 as Apones. During the Middle Ages Haabneeme was settled by Coastal Swedes. In the 1960s, Haabneeme garden city developed on both sides of the Rohuneeme road in the north. The central settlement was built from the 1960s to 1980s as the centre of the Kirov Fishing Kolkhoz (named after Sergey Kirov). In 1973 a new administrative building was opened. The shopping centre was built in 1976, hospital-polyclinic in 1979. As an addition to apartment buildings, a pension was opened in 1974, stadium in 1978, kindergarten in 1983 and a high school in 1981–1985.[2]

Recently, many new buildings such as a spa hotel, a new schoolhouse (2006), a kindergarten and a supermarket have been raised.

Haabneeme is connected to the centre of Tallinn by Tallinn Bus Company's route nr. 1A (Viru keskus – Viimsi haigla), average traveling time is about 25 minutes.

A new two storey shopping centre with Selver hypermarket is planned to be opened in Haabneeme in 2015.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Population by place of residence (settlement), sex and age". Statistics Estonia. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Haabneeme alevik" (in Estonian). eestigiid.ee.
  3. ^ "Viimsi to get a new shopping mall by 2015". BBN. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.

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