Kohtla-Järve, Estonia, Europe
 
 
Year1946latitude: 59° 23'
longitude: 27° 15'
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Nationality initiator(s)USSR
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Inhabitants46,000 (2005)
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type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
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The northern part of Estonia is rich in oil shale and for this reason a settlement was erected here already before World War II, which grew exponentially into a city in the immediate postwar years when Estonia became part of the USSR. In 1949 a power plant was built here, fuelled by oil shale. Kohlta-Järve consists of different urban cores built in the 1950s and 1960s, each highly industrialized.

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