|Municipality of Estonia|
Tõstamaa Parish within Pärnu County.
|• Total||261.01 km2 (100.78 sq mi)|
|• Density||6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)|
Tõstamaa Parish (Estonian: Tõstamaa vald) is a rural municipality in southwestern Estonia. It is a part of Pärnu County. The municipality has a population of 1,572 (as of 1 January 2009) and covers an area of 261.01 km².
Tõstamaa Parish covers part of the flat seashore of western Pärnu County, a low, swampy coastal area bordered by an elevated chain of sand dunes. Behind the dunes spreads a slightly wavy drumlin, where higher places have been reclaimed, but lower ones have remained swampy or meadowland and covered with scattered foliage. And, although Tõstamaa should mean "high land", its populace have long lived not off the land, but off the sea.
Tõstamaa is home to the historic Tõstamaa Keskkool.
- Small borough
- Official website (Estonian) (English) (Finnish)
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