Puhja

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Puhja
Small borough
The local government building of Puhja Parish.
The local government building of Puhja Parish.
Puhja is located in Estonia
Puhja
Puhja
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°20′18″N 26°18′43″E / 58.33833°N 26.31194°E / 58.33833; 26.31194Coordinates: 58°20′18″N 26°18′43″E / 58.33833°N 26.31194°E / 58.33833; 26.31194
Country  Estonia
County Tartumaa lipp.svg Tartu County
Municipality Puhja valla lipp.gif Puhja Parish
Population (01.01.2010[1])
 • Total 981

Puhja is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Tartu County, Estonia. It's the administrative centre of Puhja Parish. Puhja has a population of 981 (as of 1 January 2010).[1]

Puhja church, originally dedicated to St. Dionysius, dates from the mid-14th century. It is built of brick, typically for medieval churches in south Estonia. After being damaged during the 15th century, it was substantially rebuilt around 1490. The Baroque tower spire dates from the 18th century, while the interior is mostly Neo-Gothic and dates from the 19th century. In the adjacent cemetery, there are memorials dedicated to local pastor and translator Adrian Virginius (1663-1706) and poet Käsu Hans (died 1715).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Elanike arv". Puhja vald. 
  2. ^ Viirand, Tiiu (2004). Estonia. Cultural Tourism. Kunst Publishers. pp. 196–197. ISBN 9949407184. 

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