Saku, Estonia

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Saku
Small borough
Saku Manor
Saku Manor
Saku is located in Estonia
Saku
Saku
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°17′53″N 24°39′59″E / 59.29806°N 24.66639°E / 59.29806; 24.66639Coordinates: 59°17′53″N 24°39′59″E / 59.29806°N 24.66639°E / 59.29806; 24.66639
Country  Estonia
County Flag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
Municipality Flag of Saku Parish.svg Saku Parish
Population (01.04.2012)
 • Total 4,675

Saku (German: Sack) is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Harju County, Estonia, located 16 km (10 mi) south from Tallinn, the capital. It is the administrative centre of Saku Parish. Saku has a population of 4,675 (as of 1 April 2012)[1] which makes it the biggest small borough in Estonia.

Saku is most known by Saku Brewery which is one of two biggest breweries in Estonia.

Saku has a station on the Edelaraudtee's western route.

Vääna River crosses Saku.

Saku manor[edit]

Saku manor (German: Sack) traces its history back to 1463. The current manor house was built in 1825-1830 in a neoclassical style, and is possibly designed by the renowned St. Petersburg architect Carlo Rossi. It is one of the finest examples, perhaps the finest, of a neoclassical manor house in Estonia.[2][3][4]

Notable people[edit]

  • Evelin Ilves (born 1968), First Lady of Estonia, grew up in Saku.
  • Juss Laansoo (born 1983), motocross rider
  • Grit Šadeiko (born 1989), heptathlete, was born in Saku.
  • Jaak Urmet (pseudonym Wimberg; born 1979), writer, was born in Saku.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Üldinfo" (in Estonian). Saku vald. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Viirand, Tiiu (2004). Estonia. Cultural Tourism. Kunst Publishers. p. 55. ISBN 9949-407-18-4. 
  3. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. pp. 44–45. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 
  4. ^ Hein, Ants (2009). Eesti Mõisad - Herrenhäuser in Estland - Estonian Manor Houses. Tallinn: Tänapäev. p. 31. ISBN 978-9985-62-765-5. 

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