Paide, located in Järva County, East Estonia, is among the oldest towns in Estonia, having received its city rights already in 1291.
One of the most important landmarks of the town is Paide Castle, dating back to the 13th century. The tower on Vallimäe Hill in Paide is home to the Wittenstein Time Center, a landmark interactive history exhibition.
The town features a vocational education center, focusing on technology, engineering and farming. A modern industrial park area is located on the border of Paide’s neighbouring town, Türi.