Laatre

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This article is about the small borough in Tõlliste Parish, Valga County. For village in Abja Parish, Viljandi County, see Laatre, Viljandi County.
Laatre
Small borough
Laatre is located in Estonia
Laatre
Laatre
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 57°52′06″N 26°14′54″E / 57.86833°N 26.24833°E / 57.86833; 26.24833Coordinates: 57°52′06″N 26°14′54″E / 57.86833°N 26.24833°E / 57.86833; 26.24833
Country Estonia
County Valga County
Municipality Tõlliste Parish
First mentioned 1555
Area
 • Total 2.024 km2 (0.781 sq mi)
Population (01.01.2011[1])
 • Total 238
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)

Laatre is a small borough (alevik) in Valga County in southern Estonia, located about 16 km northeast of the town of Estonia. It's the administrative centre of Tõlliste Parish. Laatre has a population of 238 (as of 2011) and an area of 2.024 km².[1]

Laatre Manor (Välek, later Fölk) was first mentioned in 1555. The name "Laatre" is derived from one of the owners of the manor the Platers.[2]

There are two churches in Laatre: St. Lawrence Lutheran church and Orthodox church.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Laatre alevik" (in Estonian). Tõlliste vald. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Laatre alevik" (in Estonian). eestigiid.ee. Retrieved 12 May 2011.