Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Revel, a Russian seaport, capital of Esthonia, is situate on a small bay in the Gulf of Finland, 200 miles S.W. of St. Petersburg. It was strongly fortified, and part of the fortification remains. The Governor's residence, public offices and courts, the cathedral, the church of St. Olaus, and other Roman Catholic, Greek, and Protestant churches, are the chief buildings. The harbour, though difficult to enter, is deep and admits ships of war, and does an important trade. The principal exports are hemp, flax, timber, corn, spirits, and goat-hair, and there is a large import trade. It is resorted to for sea-bathing.