» Finland is a short hop across the sea – just 80km away. There are ferries to Tallinn from Helsinki (Finland) or Stockholm (Sweden).Estonia is in the Schengen Area so we have open borders with the rest of Europe. Brits, Americans, Canadians and Australians can also enter Estonia visa-free.
» Estonians are culturally passionate and there are plenty of exciting events, exhibitions, concerts, theatre performances and festivals happening all year round. Like in Narva there is a bike festival that people around the world come and join in.
» Politics of Estonia takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic in which the Prime Minister of Estonia is the head of government and of a multi-party system. The political culture is very stable in Estonia, where the power is held between two to three parties, that have been in politics for a long time. This situation is similar to other countries in Northern Europe. The current prime minister of Estonia, Andrus Ansip, is the second longest-serving prime minister in Europe.
Estonia was a member of the League of Nations from 22 September 1921, hasbeen a member of the United Nations since 17 September 1991,andof NATO since 29 March 2004, as well as the European Union since 1 May2004. Estonia is also a member of the Organization for Security andCooperation in Europe (OSCE), Organisation for Economic Co-operation andDevelopment (OECD), Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) and the NordicInvestment Bank (NIB). As an OSCE participating State, Estonia’s internationalcommitments are subject to monitoring under the mandate of the U.S. HelsinkiCommission. Estonia has also signed the Kyoto protocol.
Narva is one of the unique cities in Estonia which is the third largest in ranking. The population in Narva is 65,708 peoplein total that was gathered in 2010. Narva lies on the border of Russian and the town called Ivangorod. Estonia joined the European Union and therefore Narva became an important border city with great opportunities for business and tourism. Fishing is well developed in Narva. A fish factory is located exactly in Narva-Jõesuu.
Narva is ideal for a holiday because it is clean, safeand has an excellent infrastructure. Also, it will beinteresting for you because you can treat yourselfwith spa-treatments, benefit from nature and fresh air,explore its history and most importantly enjoy a whitesandy beach in Narva-Joessu which is allocatedclosely to Narva.
There are just a handful of museums and similarattractions in the city, with the Narva Museumstanding out as the best by far. Located within thecastle itself and housing a wealth of historicalinformation and artefacts relating to the citys richEstonian and Russian past, the museum also featuresa good art gallery, known as the Kunsti Gallerii andfeaturing many large oil paintings.
» After 1991 there have also been some disputes about the Estonian-Russian border in the Narva area, as the new constitution of Estonia (adopted in 1992) recognizes the 1920 Treaty of Tartu border to be currently legal. The Russian Federation, however, considers Estonia to be a successor of the Estonian SSR and recognizes the 1945 border between two former national republics. Officially, Estonia has no territorial claims in the area which is also reflected in the new Estonian-Russian border treaty. Although the treaty was signed in 2005 by the foreign ministers of Estonia and Russia, due to continuing political tensions it has not been ratified.
» Narva is dominated by the 15th-century castle, with the 51-metre-high Long Hermann tower as its most prominent landmark. The sprawling complex of the Kreenholm Manufacture, located in the proximity of scenic waterfalls, is one of the largest textile mills of 19th-century Northern Europe. Other notable buildings include Swedish mansions of the 17th century, a Baroque town hall (1668–71), and remains of Erik Dahlbergs fortifications.Across the Narva River is the Russian Ivangorod fortress, founded by Grand Prince Ivan III of Muscovy in 1492 and known in Western sources as Counter-Narva. During the Soviet times Narva and Ivangorod were twin cities, despite belonging to different republics. Before World War II, Ivangorod (Estonian: Jaanilinn) was administrated as part of Narva.
» Narva Kreenholmi Stadium is home to Meistriliiga football team, FC Narva Trans.
Narva is multicultural because we have differentsorts of restaurants that are available to anyonee.g. from Turkish food all the way to Chinese food.
This year our school has anniversary!!!50 years!!!