Iru (Tallinn)

Iru is a municipality (Estonian asum ) of the Estonian capital Tallinn. The district is located in Pirita district.


Iru is located on the eastern shore of the river Pirita ( Pirita Jõgi ) on the Tallinn city limits. The northern part of the autonomous village Iru was 1975, the City of Tallinn incorporated. The municipality has only 33 inhabitants (as of 1 May 2010).

Iru Linnamägi

On a 15 -meter-high hill lay before the Christianisation of Estonia a fortified settlement system of the pagan Estonians. The beginnings of settlement date back to the 2nd to the 3rd millennium before Christ. From the 8th to the 5th century BC date the fortifications. There also the oldest artifacts of iron were found on Estonian soil. The settlement probably burned in the 11th century AD from.