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Symbols

Information about the City Council of Tartu and City Government of Tartu
Raekoda, 51003 Tartu
736 1101

 

Symbols of Tartu

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The Flag and the Coat of Arms of Tartu

The flag of the City of Tartu was granted to the city by King Stephan Bathory of Poland with the privilege of 9th May, 1584. The flag is horizontally divided into white and red bands of equal size. The middle of the flag bears a large image of the coat of arms of the City of Tartu.

 

 

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The Logo and the Slogan of Tartu

The logo and the slogan of the City of Tartu are used on printed matter, souvenirs and posters which introduce Tartu as a tourist destination. They are also displayed at events, city presentations, fairs, etc., both in Estonia and abroad. The columns of the main building of the university and motifs of the Emajõgi River are intertwined in the multi-coloured logo of the City of Tartu.

 

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“See you in Tartu” logo and slogan

The “See you in Tartu” logo and slogan was designed in 2007 for Tartu’s summer campaign and depicts Tartu as a place filled with cultural events, fun and exciting activities and beautiful places that you should definitely come and visit with your friends and family. On the other hand it carries the meaning of Tartu as a meeting place.

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“Healthy Tartu”

The concept of “Healthy Tartu” involves referring to all activities promoting a healthy lifestyle in Tartu using a common denominator, and advertising Tartu as an active city. This includes an athletic and active lifestyle, looking after your health and a healthy attitude towards yourself, the people around you and the environment.

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Tartu – UNESCO City of Literature

At the end of 2015, Tartu was accepted into UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network and received the international title of City of Literature.

 

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Tartu’s River Flag

The River Flag symbolises Tartu as a water and river city and enables local people commuting by water to indicate their affiliation. Boats using a harbour located in the city as their home port and harbour buildings or facilities located within the administrative territory of Tartu usually fly the River Flag.

 

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Last changed 22.03.2017