Põhja -Tallinn ( Northern Tallinn literally ) is a district of the Estonian capital.

In Põhja -Tallinn Tallinn 53 881 inhabitants live (as of 31 December 2011). The area is 17.3 km ². The municipality is located ( north- ) west of the city center of Tallinn Bay.

The municipality comprises the city parts of the district (Estonian asumid ) Kopli ( German brick coupling ), Paljassaare, Kalamaja ( Fischermay ) Kelmiküla and Pelgulinn.

Besides the city and Toompea Tallinn Tallinn is Põhja - one of the oldest parts of the city represents the peninsulas Paljassaare and Kopli were since the Middle Ages known for its beaches and harbors. In Kopli the Baltic German cemetery Kopli was Kalmistu. The one - to two-storey wooden houses in Kalamaja are partly historical architecture of great value.

A challenge for the city are numerous socially disadvantaged and homeless people, especially in Kopli, and old Soviet industrial plants.


Põhja -Tallinn is one in terms of its population to the strongly mixed-language city districts of Tallinn. While in the district of parts Kelmiküla, Kalamaja and Pelgulinn a high proportion of ethnic Estonians living, dominate in the big block of flats settlements of Pelguranna, Karjamaa and Kopli the Russian-speaking population. Overall, the proportion of residents with Estonian native language in Põhja -Tallinn is 47.6%. The Russian-speaking residents forming with a share of 49.6 % relative majority ..