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8000 BC

Virumaa is one of the regions of the Estonian earliest human settlement. About 8000 years ago the valley of River Narva became the suitable living place for the hunters-fishermen of the Stone Age.

After the opening of the Baltic railway Hungerburg fisherman village became the beloved holiday place of the elite of St. Petersburg and Moscow which we know as Narva-Jõesuu. It is possible that just this elite called Narva-Jõesuu "Nordic Riviera", the pleasant beach sand, parks and holiday conditions could be compared with the famous French resort.

The official status of the resort was given to Hungerburg on 12 April 1894. The city buildings include even today the centuries-old woodlace summerhouses, boarding houses and sanatoriums built during the Soviet era side by side. On 1 April 1934 Narva-Jõesuu lost its independence and was connected with the City of Narva. Narva-Jõesuu also restored its independence when Estonia restored its independence.


Picturesque timeless parks are the integral parts of the city.

The distance of Narva-Jõesuu from Narva is 14 km, 47 km from the county centre Jõhvi, 200 km from Tallinn, Tartu and St. Petersburg - all with good bus connection. The city currently lives over the hard times such as the other frontier small cities.

The city lost its main source of income for years for understandable reasons - income to be received from servicing the holidaymakers and it has not been able to replace this with anything. Solutions are searched, the holidaymakers add, as Narva-Jõesuu is a resort.

"Eesti ajaloo atlas" lk 13


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