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Encyclopedia > Pärnu
The city of Pärnu is located within the county of Pärnu.

Pärnu (German: Pernau, old Russian: Пернов, Polish Parnawa) is a city on the Baltic Sea coast in southern Estonia. Some consider the city a great summer vacation resort with many hotels, restaurants and large swimming beaches. Through the city flows a river having the same name, Pärnu. File links The following pages link to this file: Pärnu User talk:Andres ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of Eastern Europe and Central Europe, and the Danish islands. ... This article is on vacation as time off. ... A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging, usually on a short-term basis. ... Toms Diner, a restaurant in New York familiarized by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to be consumed on the premises. ... Beach A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, shingle, or cobble along the shoreline of a body of water. ... For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A waterfall on the Ova da Fedoz, Switzerland A river is a large natural waterway. ...


Administration

Local administration consists of town council and town government. Election of town council takes place in every three years. The last personnel of town council were elected on October 2002. The number of council deputies depends on the number of population. According to the population in Pärnu the number of the deputies is 33. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tourism

Pärnu is a health resort of international stature. In addition to guests arriving from around fifty countries, it is also proved by its membership in the European Spas Association (since 2000) and the European Blue Flag that has been flying at the beach of Pärnu since 2001. Most tourists in Pärnu are Finnish or Estonian. Hotel and restaurant staff speak English and some Finnish in addition to Estonian. 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1837, a few business-minded entrepreneurs decided to rebuild a lonely tavern near the beach into a bathing establishment, thus preparing the ground for the development of the resort of Pärnu. This wooden building was the predecessor of the present-day mud baths. The establishment, which was opened in 1838, accommodated 5-6 bathrooms that provided hot seawater baths in summer and operated as a sauna in winter. The wooden building was burnt down in the course of World War I. In 1927, the present stone building of Pärnu Mud Baths was erected at the same site. Later, the wings were attached to the building to accommodate a bath unit and a pool. 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Today, disorders of joints, spinal column and peripheral nervous system, gynaecological problems and dysfunction of central nervous system are treated at Pärnu Mud Baths. The therapies include hydrotherapy, mud and ozocerite therapies, massage, laser and electrotherapies, lymph and inhalation therapies, aromatherapy and ECG. There are 130 rooms in the hotel of the Mud Baths. The peripheral nervous system or PNS, is part of the nervous system, and consists of the nerves and neurons that reside or extend outside the central nervous system--to serve the limbs and organs, for example. ... Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy, is probably the oldest form of medical treatment. ... Massage is the practice of applying pressure or vibration to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints. ... Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, fragrance oils, absolutes, carrier oils, and other fragrances from plants to affect someones mood or health, and is commonly associated with alternative medicine. ... ECG may also refer to the East Coast Greenway Lead II An Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG, abbreviated from the German Elektrokardiogramm) is a graphic produced by an electrocardiograph, which records the electrical voltage in the heart in the form of a continuous strip graph. ...


External Links

  • Official site (http://www.parnu.ee/index.php?id=427)
  • Satellite photo from May, 2004 (http://archive.spaceimaging.com/ikonos/2/kpms/2004/05//browse.238688.crss_sat.0.0.jpg)

 
 

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