Tõrva

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Tõrva, Estonia
Town and municipality
Tõrva church
Tõrva church
Flag of Tõrva, Estonia
Flag
Coat of arms of Tõrva, Estonia
Coat of arms
Motto: "Home between lakes" (Kodu järvede keskel)
Tõrva, Estonia is located in Estonia
Tõrva, Estonia
Tõrva, Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°0′10″N 25°55′25″E / 58.00278°N 25.92361°E / 58.00278; 25.92361Coordinates: 58°0′10″N 25°55′25″E / 58.00278°N 25.92361°E / 58.00278; 25.92361
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Valgamaa lipp.svg Valga County
Town rights 2 July 1926
Government
 • Mayor Maido Ruusmann (IRL)
Area
 • Total 4.80 km2 (1.85 sq mi)
Population (01.01.2013)
 • Total 3,027
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Website www.torva.ee

Tõrva (German: Törwa) is a town (Estonian: linn) and municipality in Valga County, southern Estonia. It is situated on the banks of Õhne River. Tõrva has an area of 4.80 km2 (2 sq mi) and a population of 3,101 (as of 1 January 2009),[1] making it the second largest of the three towns in Valga County.

Tõrva borough (alev) gained its town rights on 2 July 1926.[2]

The current mayor (linnapea) Maido Ruusmann elected on 5 November 2013.

Notable sights and buildings[edit]

  1. The mausoleum of Barclay de Tolly[3]
  2. Taagepera manor[4]
  3. Holdre manor[5]
  4. Helme manor[6]
  5. The ruins of the Order castle of Tõrva[7]
  6. The caves of Helme and Koorküla[8]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Tõrva is twinned with:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Population figure and composition". Statistics Estonia. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ajalugu" (in Estonian). Tõrva linn. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "The mausoleum of Barclay de Tolly". Tõrva Linnavalitsus. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Taagepera Manor". Tõrva Linnavalitsus. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  5. ^ "Holdre Manor". Tõrva Linnavalitsus. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  6. ^ "Helme Manor". Tõrva Linnavalitsus. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  7. ^ "The caves of Helme and Koorküla". Tõrva Linnavalitsus. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  8. ^ "The caves of Helme and Koorküla". Tõrva Linnavalitsus. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 

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