Facts about Pärnu
Approximately 45,000 people live in Pärnu city, which is at the centre of Estonia’s largest county.
The Pärnu Resort is considered to have been created in 1838 when the first swimming facility was opened here.
The oldest settlement in Estonia, dating back 11,000 years, is located in Pärnu County.
The coastline of Pärnu County is approximately 250 km long.
Pärnu County includes more than 175 islets and 8 islands of which the two largest – Kihnu and Manilaid – are on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Pärnu County has about 700,000 foreign visitors each year.