|County of Estonia|
|• Governor||Andres Metsoja|
|• Total||4,806.68 km2 (1,855.87 sq mi)|
|Population (Jan 2013)|
|• Density||17/km2 (44/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||EE-67|
Pärnu County (Estonian: Pärnu maakond), or Pärnumaa (German: Kreis Pernau), is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is situated in south-western part of the country, on the coast of Gulf of Riga, and borders Lääne and Rapla counties to the north, Järva and Viljandi counties to the east, and Latvia to the south. 81,428 people live in Pärnu County – constituting 6.3% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2013).
Pärnu County is the largest county of Estonia in terms of land area.
The County Government (Estonian: Maavalitsus) is led by Governor (Estonian: maavanem), who is appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years. Since 1 January 2010, the Governor position is held by Andres Metsoja.
The county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 2 urban municipalities (Estonian: linnad – towns) and 18 rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad – parishes) in Pärnu County.
- Are Parish
- Audru Parish (includes the borough of Lavassaare)
- Halinga Parish (includes the borough of Pärnu-Jaagupi)
- Häädemeeste Parish
- Kihnu Parish
- Koonga Parish
- Paikuse Parish
- Saarde Parish (includes the town of Kilingi-Nõmme)
- Sauga Parish
- Surju Parish
- Tahkuranna Parish
- Tootsi (borough)
- Tori Parish
- Tõstamaa Parish
- Varbla Parish
- Vändra Parish
- Vändra (borough)
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- "Population by sex, ethnic nationality and County, 1 January". stat.ee. Statistics Estonia. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-18.