Sõmerpalu

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Sõmerpalu
Sõmmõrpalo (Võro)
Small borough
Sõmerpalu manor
Sõmerpalu manor
Sõmerpalu is located in Estonia
Sõmerpalu
Sõmerpalu
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 57°51′07″N 26°49′45″E / 57.85194°N 26.82917°E / 57.85194; 26.82917Coordinates: 57°51′07″N 26°49′45″E / 57.85194°N 26.82917°E / 57.85194; 26.82917
Country  Estonia
County Võrumaa lipp.svg Võru County
Municipality Flag of Sõmerpalu Parish, Võru County, Estonia.svg Sõmerpalu Parish

Sõmerpalu (Võro: Sõmmõrpalo, German: Sommerpahlen) is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Võru County, Estonia. It is the administrative centre of Sõmerpalu Parish.[1]

Sõmerpalu manor[edit]

The history of the local manor goes back to at least 1544, when there was a fortified manor, a so-called "vassal castle", at approximately the same site as the present-day manor house. During the Livonian War, however, this building was destroyed, and a new manor house was built some time after this. The present house was erected in the 1860s in the then-popular neo-Gothic style.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "NGA GeoName Database". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2010-05-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 241. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 

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