Hummuli

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Hummuli
Small borough
Hummuli manor main building, today a school
Hummuli manor main building, today a school
Hummuli is located in Estonia
Hummuli
Hummuli
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 57°54′23″N 26°03′11″E / 57.90639°N 26.05306°E / 57.90639; 26.05306Coordinates: 57°54′23″N 26°03′11″E / 57.90639°N 26.05306°E / 57.90639; 26.05306
Country  Estonia
County Valgamaa lipp.svg Valga County
Municipality Hummuli valla lipp.gif Hummuli Parish
Population (01.01.2010[1])
 • Total 379

Hummuli (German: Hummelshof) is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Valga County, in southern Estonia. It's the administrative centre of Hummuli Parish. Hummuli has a population of 379 (as of 1 January 2010).[1]

In 1702 the Battle of Hummelshof, part of the Great Northern War, took place near Hummuli.

Hummuli manor[edit]

Hummuli manor has a history that goes back to at least 1470. The present-day building however dates from the 1860s, when the manor belonged to the local aristocrats von Samson-Himmelstjerna, who were the owners of the estate right up until 1914. Today the manor houses a school, and although a few interior details remain, the interior layout of the neo-Gothic building has changed drastically.[2]

In 1919 a battle of the Estonian War of Independence took place near Hummuli manor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hummuli valla arengukava 2007–2016" (in Estonian). Hummuli vald. p. 7. 
  2. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 261. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 

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