|Town status||22 October 1996|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
The town was first mentioned in 1512, but remained an insignificant village until 1876. After that it was on the railroad line from Tartu to Tallinn. It was given town status in 1996. Before the administrative reform in 2017 it was the administrative centre of Tamsalu Parish.
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