Kuusalu Parish

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Kuusalu Parish
Kuusalu vald
Municipality of Estonia
Flag of Kuusalu Parish
Flag
Coat of arms of Kuusalu Parish
Coat of arms
Kuusalu Parish within Harju County.
Kuusalu Parish within Harju County.
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Flag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
Administrative centre Kiiu
Government
 • Mayor Urmas Kirtsi
Area
 • Total 707.97 km2 (273.35 sq mi)
Population (01.01.2009)
 • Total 6,863
 • Density 9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
Website www.kuusalu.ee

Kuusalu Parish (Estonian: Kuusalu vald) is a rural municipality in northern Estonia, the largest in Harju County. After joining with the adjacent Loksa Parish in 2005, the municipality has now a population of 6,863 (as of 1 January 2009)[1] and covers an area of 707.97 km².[2] The population density is 9.7 inhabitants per km².

Significant share of the municipality's territory (between 40% and 60%[3]) is covered by protected areas as large parts of the Lahemaa National Park and Põhja-Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve are situated there. Eastern part of the municipality is home to the largest military training area in Estonia, the central training area of Estonian Defence Forces.

Administrative centre of the municipality is Kiiu. There is a total of 3 small boroughsKuusalu (1225 inhabitants), Kiiu (893 inhabitants) and Kolga (501 inhabitants) — and 64 villages in Kuusalu Parish: Allika, Andineeme, Aru, Haavakannu, Hara, Hirvli, Ilmastalu, Joaveski, Juminda, Kaberla, Kahala, Kalme, Kasispea, Kemba, Kiiu-Aabla, Kodasoo, Koitjärve, Kolga-Aabla, Kolgaküla, Kolgu, Kõnnu, Kosu, Kotka, Külmaallika, Kupu, Kursi, Kuusalu, Leesi, Liiapeksi, Loksa, Mäepea, Murksi, Mustametsa, Muuksi, Nõmmeveski, Pala, Pärispea, Parksi, Pedaspea, Põhja, Pudisoo, Rehatse, Rummu, Salmistu, Saunja, Sigula, Sõitme, Soorinna, Suru, Suurpea, Tammispea, Tammistu, Tapurla, Tõreska, Tsitre, Turbuneeme, Uuri, Vahastu, Valgejõe, Valkla, Vanaküla, Vihasoo, Viinistu, Virve.

The current mayor (vallavanem) is Urmas Kirtsi.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rahvastik" (in Estonian). Kuusalu vald http://www.kuusalu.ee. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kirjeldus" (in Estonian). Kuusalu vald http://www.kuusalu.ee. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Estonian Nature Conservation in 2007. Tallinn: Estonian Environment Information Centre. 2008. ISBN 978-9985-881-56-9. 
  4. ^ "Vallavanem" (in Estonian). Kuusalu vald http://www.kuusalu.ee. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 

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Coordinates: 59°26′38″N 25°26′29″E / 59.44389°N 25.44139°E / 59.44389; 25.44139