Pürksi

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Pürksi
Village
Pürksi manor
Pürksi manor
Country  Estonia
County Lääne County
Parish Noarootsi Parish
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Pürksi (Swedish: Birkas) is a village in Noarootsi Parish, Lääne County, in western Estonia.

Pürksi manor[edit]

Pürksi estate was founded in 1620. The building is from 1852. It was the home of artist Johann Carl Emanuel von Ungern-Sternberg (1773-1830), some of whose works are currently at the Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn. The manor, which lies in a part of Estonia that formerly had a sizeable Swedish minority, is today occupied by a school that is specialised in teaching Swedish.[1][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rickul/Nuckö Hembygdsförening "Nuckö kommun" (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 321. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 

Coordinates: 59°01′N 23°32′E / 59.017°N 23.533°E / 59.017; 23.533