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Pärnu is a city with a population of about 40,000 in West Estonia.

Pärnu is the fourth largest city in Estonia, located 128 kilometres south of the capital Tallinn.

Pärnu is known mainly for tourism: the center of Pärnu with its lovely parks and the resort area with its famous sandy beach and promenade invite tourists for long walks. There are sights to be seen dating to the distant Middle Ages, the elegant early years of the resort, the long Soviet era as well as the modern times with their fast-paced development.

At the same time, Pärnu is the economic center of the whole surrounding area with highly developed industrial zones, such as the Loode Pärnu area, a large port and a regional airport.

There are two major vocational schools in the city: the German Technological School of Pärnu and Pärnumaa Vocational Education Centre. The University of Tartu’s Pärnu College offers programmes in Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management, Service Design and Management, Entrepreneurship and Project Management, while the Pärnu area is also a center for teaching security sciences, with the largest college of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, Police and Border Guard College is located in Paikuse, a few kilometres from Pärnu.

Average rental prices

Renting an A class office in Pärnu costs about 9-12.5 EUR/sqm/month, B1 class office 5.5-7.5 EUR/sqm/month, medium-sized retail in major shopping centers 8-28 EUR/sqm/month, a new or renovated warehouse 3.7-4.7 EUR/sqm/month.

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