Laatre, Viljandi County

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Laatre
village
Laatre is located in Estonia
Laatre
Laatre
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°00′23″N 25°16′54″E / 58.00639°N 25.28167°E / 58.00639; 25.28167Coordinates: 58°00′23″N 25°16′54″E / 58.00639°N 25.28167°E / 58.00639; 25.28167
Country Estonia
County Viljandi County
Municipality Abja Parish
First mentioned 1504
Government
 • Village elder Viktor Õigus[1]
Area
 • Total 13.59 km2 (5.25 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
 • Total 48
 • Density 3.5/km2 (9.1/sq mi)
Website www.hot.ee/l/laatrekyla

Laatre is a village in Abja Parish, Viljandi County in southern Estonia. It's located in a pocket bordered by Latvia in the south, west and east, the only access to elsewhere Estonia is from the north. The town of Mõisaküla is located just northwest. Laatre has a population of 48 (as of 2011).[1]

Laatre Manor (Moiseküll) was first mentioned in 1504. The name "Laatre" is derived from the Platers, the owners of the manor in the 17th century.[2]

Writer August Kitzberg (1855–1927) was born in Laatre.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Külad" (in Estonian). Abja vald. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Ajalugu" (in Estonian). Laatre küla. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 

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