Põlva County

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Põlva County
County of Estonia
Skyline of Põlva County
Flag of Põlva County
Flag
Coat of arms of Põlva County
Coat of arms
Location of Põlva County
Country Estonia
Capital Põlva
Government
 • Governor Urmas Klaas
Area
 • Total 2,164.77 km2 (835.82 sq mi)
Population (Jan 2013[1])
 • Total 27,028
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • Estonians 95%
 • other 5%
ISO 3166 code EE-65
Vehicle registration O
Website www.polvamaa.ee

Põlva County (Estonian: Põlva maakond), or Põlvamaa, is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is situated in south-eastern part of the country and borders Tartu, Valga and Võru counties. The county also shares a common border with Russia. Long sections of the border with neighboring Russia have not yet been ratified by treaty, and certain villages in Põlva County (e.g., Lutepää and Saatse) can only be reached by driving through Russian-controlled territory. 27,028 people live in Põlva County – constituting 2.3% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2013).[1]

Government[edit]

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 2007, the Governor position is held by Priit Sibul.

Municipalities[edit]

The county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 13 rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad - parishes) in Põlva County.

Municipalities of Põlva County

Rural municipalities:

Lake Aalupi in August 2013

Demographics[edit]

27,028 people live in Põlva County – constituting 2.1% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2013).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population by sex, ethnic nationality and County, 1 January". stat.ee. Statistics Estonia. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 58°05′N 27°05′E / 58.083°N 27.083°E / 58.083; 27.083