Salme Parish

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Salme Parish
Salme vald
Municipality of Estonia
Flag of Salme Parish
Flag
Coat of arms of Salme Parish
Coat of arms
Salme Parish within Saare County.
Salme Parish within Saare County.
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Saaremaa lipp.svg Saare County
Administrative centre Salme
Government
 • Mayor Kalmer Poopuu
Area
 • Total 115.07 km2 (44.43 sq mi)
Population (01.01.2009)
 • Total 1,249
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Website www.salmevald.ee

Salme Parish is in Saare County, Estonia. It contains the northern half of the Sõrve Peninsula of the island of Saaremaa.

Besides the small borough Salme there are 24 villages: Anseküla, Easte, Hindu, Imara, Järve, Kaimri, Kaugatoma, Läätsa, Lahetaguse, Länga, Lassi, Lõmala, Lõu, Metsalõuka, Mõisaküla, Möldri, Rahuste, Suurna, Tehumardi, Tiirimetsa, Toomalõuka, Ula, Üüdibe, Vintri.

During the Second World War, the Battle of Tehumardi took place in Salme. The location is marked by a 21-metre Soviet monument.

  • The Salme shipfind - a clinker-built ship with the remains of seven persons was found autumn 2008.[1][2]

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Coordinates: 58°09′41″N 22°14′59″E / 58.16139°N 22.24972°E / 58.16139; 22.24972