Kunda

Kunda cement factory

Kunda

Population: 3652
Location: Lääne-Viru County

Size: 9,85 km²

Kunda received city rights 1. May 1938. Kunda is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. Kunda has created by John Charles Girard de Soucanton. Evidence of some of the oldest prehistoric communities in Estonia, hunting and fishing communities that existed around 6500 BC, were found near Kunda. This settlement gave the name to the Kunda culture.

In 1805 Kaiser Alexander I wrote down regulation, which provided the construction of the port in Kunda. At the end of 1860s the owner of Kunda Manor John Girard de Soucanton became interested in the possibility of producing cement using local marl and Gault as raw materials. The first tons of cement were manufactured under his leadership in 1870. Kunda hydroelectric power plant, was built in 1893. It was the first hydroelectric power plant in Baltic States.

Kunda "Sõbralaat" is with most longest history attempt over 700 hundred years. "Sõbralaat" is historic coastal trade between Estonians and Finnish acquaintance the northern coast of Estonia. The main exchange products were fish , potatos and crops. Some fameos people who have grown up in Kunda: Argo Aadli (born 1980), theatre and film actor, Ernst, Öpik (1893–1985), astronomer and astrophysicist, Jüri Parijõgi (1892–1941), writer and scholar and Knudåge Riisager (1897-1974), composer, son of expatriate Danish parents (his father running the cement factory), spent his first 3 years in Kunda.

Kunda hydroelectric plant

Kunda "Sõbralaat" is with most longest history attempt over 700 hundred years. "Sõbralaat" is historic coastal trade between Estonians and Finnish acquaintance the northern coast of Estonia. The main exchange products were fish , potatos and crops. Some fameos people who have grown up in Kunda: Argo Aadli (born 1980), theatre and film actor, Ernst, Öpik (1893–1985), astronomer and astrophysicist, Jüri Parijõgi (1892–1941), writer and scholar and Knudåge Riisager (1897-1974), composer, son of expatriate Danish parents (his father running the cement factory), spent his first 3 years in Kunda.

Used materials

  • Google search
  • Wikipedia
  • www.heidelbergcement.com
  • www.kunda.ee

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