Harku Parish

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Harku Parish
Harku vald
Municipality of Estonia
Flag of Harku Parish
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Coat of arms of Harku Parish
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Harku Parish within Harju County.
Harku Parish within Harju County.
Country  Estonia
County Flag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
Administrative centre Tabasalu
Government[1]
 • Mayor Kaupo Rätsepp (IRL)
Area[2]
 • Total 159.77 km2 (61.69 sq mi)
Population (01.01.2012[3])[3]
 • Total 7,575
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Website www.harku.ee

Harku Parish (Estonian: Harku vald) is a rural municipality in Harju County, northern Estonia, located west and neighbouring the capital Tallinn. It occupies an area of 159.77 km2 (61.69 sq mi) and has a population of 7,575 (as of 1 January 2012). The population density is 47.412/km2 (122.796/sq mi).[3]

The administrative centre of Harku Parish is Tabasalu a small borough with population of 3,217[citation needed].

History[edit]

First mentioned in 1891.

Local government[edit]

The current mayor of Harku Parish is Kaupo Rätsepp from the Union of Pro Patria and Res Publica.[1] Current chairman of the council (volikogu esimees) is Helikar Õepa.[4]

Geography[edit]

Populated places[edit]

There are 2 small boroughs (alevikud, sg. - alevik) and 21 villages (külad, sg. - küla) in Harku Parish.

Small boroughs: Harku, Tabasalu.

Villages: Adra, Harkujärve, Humala, Ilmandu, Kumna, Kütke, Laabi, Liikva, Muraste, Naage, Rannamõisa, Sõrve, Suurupi, Tiskre, Türisalu, Tutermaa, Vääna, Vääna-Jõesuu, Vahi, Vaila, Viti.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vallavalitsuse koosseis" (in Estonian). Harku vald. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Population figure and composition". Statistics Estonia. 2010-04-19. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Population figure and composition". Statistics Estonia. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Vallavolikogu" (in Estonian). Harku vald http://www.harku.ee. Retrieved 11 December 2009. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°26′N 24°33′E / 59.433°N 24.550°E / 59.433; 24.550