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Nõmme (Estonian for "Heath") is one of the 8 administrative districts (Estonian: linnaosa) of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. It has a population of 39,422 (As of 1 January 2019)[1] and covers an area of 28 km2 (11 sq mi), population density is 1,407.9/km2 (3,647/sq mi). The district mostly consists of older private houses from 1920s to 1930s and is sometimes known as the "forest city." It is one of the wealthiest regions in Estonia. [2]

District of Tallinn
Bridge near the Nõmme center with TalTech's motto.
Bridge near the Nõmme center with TalTech's motto.
Flag of Nõmme
Coat of arms of Nõmme
Coat of arms
Location of Nõmme in Tallinn.
Location of Nõmme in Tallinn.
Coordinates: 59°22′33″N 24°40′41″E / 59.37583°N 24.67806°E / 59.37583; 24.67806Coordinates: 59°22′33″N 24°40′41″E / 59.37583°N 24.67806°E / 59.37583; 24.67806
CountyHarju County
 • District ElderGrete Šillis (Centre Party)
 • Total28.0 km2 (10.8 sq mi)
 • Total39,422
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)


Nõmme was founded by Nikolai von Glehn, the owner of Jälgimäe Manor, in 1878 as a summerhouse district. The development started around the railway station. In 1926 it was granted town rights, but in the beginning of the Soviet occupation in 1940, it was unified to Tallinn and remains as one of the eight districts of Tallinn today.

There are a lot of historical sights on Nõmme, like Glehn's Castle, Kalevipoeg sculpture (also known as "Glehn's Devil"), cinema building "Victoria Palace", and Nõmme Market. Additionally to the historical sights there are many other must see places, like Vanaka hill, ski jumping tower, Rahumäe cemetery, and Pääsküla Bog.


Nõmme is divided into 10 subdistricts (Estonian: asum): Hiiu, Kivimäe, Laagri, Liiva, Männiku, Nõmme, Pääsküla, Rahumäe, Raudalu, Vana-Mustamäe.

There are 6 stations in Nõmme on the Elron's western route: Rahumäe, Nõmme, Hiiu, Kivimäe, Pääsküla, Laagri. Plus there's a Liiva station on Edelaraudtee's western route.


Ethnic composition (2013)[3]
Ethnic group Percentage
Estonians 84.9%
Russians 11.5%
Ukrainians 1.2%
Belarusians 0.6%
Finns 0.4%
Jews 0.1%
Tatars 0.1%
Others 1.3%

Nõmme has a population of 39,564 (As of 1 November 2014).[1]

Population development
Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Population 37,772 39,102 39,436 38,856 38,725 38,428 38,100 38,275 38,898 39,049 39,487

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  1. ^ a b c "Tallinna elanike arv" (in Estonian). Tallinn City Government. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
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  3. ^ "Tallinn arvudes 2013" (in Estonian). Tallinn. p. 19. Retrieved 10 September 2013.

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