Haljala is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Lääne-Viru County, in northern Estonia. It's located about 10 km northwest of the town of Rakvere, by the TallinnNarva (Tallinn–Saint Petersburg) road (part of E20). Haljala is the administrative centre of Haljala Parish. As of 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 1,084.[2]

Haljala church
Haljala church
Haljala is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°25′24″N 26°15′59″E / 59.42333°N 26.26639°E / 59.42333; 26.26639Coordinates: 59°25′24″N 26°15′59″E / 59.42333°N 26.26639°E / 59.42333; 26.26639
CountyLääne-Viru County
MunicipalityHaljala Parish
First mentioned1241[1]
 • Total1,084

Haljala was first mentioned in 1241.[1]

One of the main sights in Haljala is Haljala church. It was initially built on an important crossing of TallinnNarva road with a road from Rakvere to the northern coast, particularly to the Toolse harbour. The first church was wooden and was built in the 13th century. The present stone church was built in the end of 14th century.

Viru Brewery in Haljala

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ a b "Haljala alevik" (in Estonian). eestigiid.ee. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Population by place of residence (settlement), sex and age". Statistics Estonia. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013.

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