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Võro (in Võro)
Võru city centre at night.
|Founded||21 August 1784|
|• Mayor||Anti Allas|
|• Total||13.24 km2 (5.11 sq mi)|
|Elevation||84 m (276 ft)|
|• Density||1,099.2/km2 (2,847/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Geography and climate
The town is situated on the shore of Lake Tamula. Võru has a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters.
The Võru Folklore Festival is held annually in Võru in July since 1995.
European route E263 is the main connection with the rest of Estonia. Other roads connect Võru with Põlva, Räpina, Antsla and Valga. The Valga–Pechory railway, which passes through Võru, is currently inactive. The Võru train station is unused as of 2014.
- Priit Aimla (born 1941) writer, poet, humorist and politician was born in Võru.
- Helmut Ajango (1931–2013), Estonian-American architect, was born in Võru.
- Moses Wolf Goldberg (1905–1964), Estonian-Jewish chemist, lived in Võru as a child.
- Sulev Iva (born 1969), Võro identity advocate, founder of Võro Institute.
- Meelis Kanep (born 1983), Estonian chess grandmaster, was born in Võru.
- Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803–1822), Estonian writer and folklorist, the author of Estonian national epic "Kalevipoeg", lived in Võru from 1833 to 1877.
- Ain Mäeots (born 1971), Estonian actor and director, was born in Võru.
- Marianne Mikko (born 1961), Estonian politician.
- Hilje Murel (born 1975), Estonian actress, was born in Võru.
- Priit Narusk (born 1977), Estonian cross-country skier, was born in Võru.
- Erki Nool (born 1970), Estonian decathlete and politician, was born in Võru.
- Erki Pehk (born 1968), Estonian conductor, was born in Võru.
- Anti Saarepuu (born 1983), Estonian cross-country skier, was born in Võru.
- Leon Sibul (1932–2007), American electrical engineer, was born in Võru.
- Uku Suviste (born 1982), Estonian singer, was born in Võru.
- Kaija Udras (born 1986), Estonian cross-country skier, was born in Võru.
- Kullar Viimne (born 1980), Estonian fillmaker, was born in Võru.
- "Valitsus". Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- "Climate normals-Temperature". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- "Climate normals-Precipitation". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- "Climate normals-Humidity". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- "Climate normals-Sunshine". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- "Ajalugu". MTÜ Võru Folkloorifestival. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- Ulc, Karol (January 17, 2017). "Russian Paratroopers Could Totally Mess Up the Baltic States". War is Boring. Archived from the original on January 18, 2017.
To give one example, the garrison of the Estonian Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion located in Võru is just 50 miles away from the Russian base in Pskov. The range of 9M528 rockets fired from the BM-30 Smerch is 55 miles.
- "Võru sõpruslinnad" (in Estonian). Võru. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
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