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a city and the administrative center of Haapsalu Raion, Estonian SSR. Haapsalu is situated on an inlet of the Baltic Sea, 100 km southwest of Tallinn. It has a railroad station on the Tallinn-Rohukiila line. Industry is represented by a textile factory, an experimental fish-processing combine, a grain-products combine, and the shop of a meat-packing combine. The city has a museum of local lore.

Haapsalu is a seaside peloid health resort. The summers are moderately warm, with an average July temperature of approximately 17°C; the winters are mild, with an average January temperature of approximately – 4°C. Sea silt from the inlet is used therapeutically to treat diseases of the digestive system, musculoskeletal system, and peripheral nervous system. Haapsalu has two sanitoriums, a balneopeloid facility, and a physical therapy facility.


Raudver, G. Haapsalu. Tallinn, 1965. (Translated from Estonian.)
Martinson, M. Haapsalu kuurort. Tallinn, 1975.
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