Harju County is located in northern Estonia, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. The capital and largest city of Estonia is Tallinn, making it the largest county in Estonia in terms of population. Almost half (45%) of the Estonian population lives in Harju County, about 617,000 inhabitants.
The population and economy of Harju County are growing, and the economic growth of the region is also a major contributor to Estonia’s overall international competitiveness. The people of Harju County stand out for their entrepreneurial mindset. More than 50% of the companies established in Estonia are established in Harju County (incl. Tallinn) every year, and the same applies to the number of existing companies.
Harju County has had successful investments for two decades, from international companies to high-growth start-ups.
The economy of Harju County is characterized by the diversity of activities and the concentration of companies (for example, Paldiski, Keila, Saue, Harku). The economy is strongly influenced by the county centers and the proximity of the state capital (Tallinn).