Jõgeva – a city in the east of Estonia, the administrative center of Jõgeva County. The population of more than 6 thousand people. First mentioned in the Polish sources in 1599 under the name Yagiva. The German name Layskholm.
Until 1876, when passed through the Jõgeva railway Tallinn-Tartu, it remained a small village, and then began to grow and in 1938 became a town.
In honor of the famous artists who were born in the city of youth festivals held: Betty Alver dedicated autumn days poetry “Star Hour” and devoted to Alo Mattiyzenu spring days of music.
The city was marked by record cold for Estonia -43,5 ° C.