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Town of Estonia
Otepää Town Hall
Otepää Town Hall
Flag of Otepää
Coat of arms of Otepää
Coat of arms
Otepää is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Country Estonia
County Valga County
Municipality Otepää Parish
Population (01.11.2009)
 • Total 2,189
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Otepää (formerly Nuustaku) is a town in Valga County, southern Estonia, it's the administrative centre of Otepää Parish. Town has a population of 2,189 (as of 1 November 2009).[1] Otepää is a popular skiing resort, popularly known as the "winter capital" of Estonia (in contrast to the "summer capital" Pärnu). It is the site of an annual FIS Cross-Country World Cup event.

Otepää borough gained its town rights in 1 April 1936.

The earliest surviving firearm in Europe has been found in the ancient castle of Otepää and it dates to at least 1396.[2]



  1. ^ "Rahvastik" (in Estonian). Otepää vald. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Ain Mäesalu: Otepää püss on maailma vanim

External links

  • Otepää Parish (Estonian)

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