Simuna, Estonia

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Simuna
Small borough
Avanduse Manor in Simuna.
Avanduse Manor in Simuna.
Simuna is located in Estonia
Simuna
Simuna
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°02′52″N 26°24′09″E / 59.04778°N 26.40250°E / 59.04778; 26.40250Coordinates: 59°02′52″N 26°24′09″E / 59.04778°N 26.40250°E / 59.04778; 26.40250
Country  Estonia
County Lääne-Virumaa lipp.svg Lääne-Viru County
Municipality Flag of Väike-Maarja Parish.svg Väike-Maarja Parish
Population (01.01.2011[1])
 • Total 454

Simuna is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Väike-Maarja Parish, Lääne-Viru County, in northeastern Estonia. It has a population of 454 (as of 1 January 2011).[1]

Before 2005 Simuna was the centre of Avanduse Parish which was merged to Väike-Maarja Parish.

One of the points of the Struve Geodetic Arc is located in Simuna.

Simuna Spring

Avanduse manor[edit]

Avanduse manor (German: Awandus) was first mentioned in 1494. The origins of the present-day building was a building that was erected in 1679-1684 by Tallinn master builder Gerd Vorberg at the initiative of the landowner at the time, Gideon von Fock. The building has however been heavily rebuilt since, with final changes being made by architect Rudolf von Engelhardt in 1890.[2]

Russian geographer Fyodor Litke (German: Friedrich Benjamin von Lütke) is the most famous owner of the estate, and a plaque dedicated to his memory hangs from a wall of the manor.[3]

Notable natives and residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Asukoht" (in Estonian). Väike-Maarja vald. 
  2. ^ Hein, Ants (2009). Eesti Mõisad - Herrenhäuser in Estland - Estonian Manor Houses. Tallinn: Tänapäev. p. 118. ISBN 978-9985-62-765-5. 
  3. ^ Hein, Ants (2009). Eesti Mõisad - Herrenhäuser in Estland - Estonian Manor Houses. Tallinn: Tänapäev. p. 118. ISBN 978-9985-62-765-5. 

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