Käru

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This article is about the small borough in Käru Parish, Rapla County. For other places with the same name, see Käru (disambiguation).
Käru
Small borough
Käru train station
Käru train station
Käru is located in Estonia
Käru
Käru
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°50′4″N 25°8′33″E / 58.83444°N 25.14250°E / 58.83444; 25.14250Coordinates: 58°50′4″N 25°8′33″E / 58.83444°N 25.14250°E / 58.83444; 25.14250
Country  Estonia
County Raplamaa lipp.svg Rapla County
Municipality Flag of Käru Parish.svg Käru Parish

Käru is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Rapla County, Estonia.[1] It is the administrative centre of Käru Parish.

Käru has a station on the Edelaraudtee's western route.

Käru manor[edit]

Käru (German: Kerro) was established as an estate in the mid-18th century. The present building was built in 1878 and designed by Riga architect Robert Pflug. It is an eclectic building with mainly neo-Renaissance elements. It was damaged during the Revolution of 1905 and also during World War II. The manor house ensemble has several well-preserved and unusual outbuildings and annexes.[2][3]

Explorer Karl von Ditmar was the landowner of Käru.[4]

Economist Ragnar Nurkse (1907–1959) was born in Käru Manor.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NGA GeoName Database". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2010-06-01. [dead link]
  2. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 85. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 
  3. ^ Hein, Ants (2009). Eesti Mõisad - Herrenhäuser in Estland - Estonian Manor Houses. Tallinn: Tänapäev. p. 180. ISBN 978-9985-62-765-5. 
  4. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 85. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 

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