Tõstamaa Parish

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Tõstamaa Parish
Tõstamaa vald
Municipality of Estonia
Flag of Tõstamaa Parish
Flag
Coat of arms of Tõstamaa Parish
Coat of arms
Tõstamaa Parish within Pärnu County.
Tõstamaa Parish within Pärnu County.
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Pärnumaa lipp.svg Pärnu County
Administrative centre Tõstamaa
Area
 • Total 261.01 km2 (100.78 sq mi)
Population (01.01.2006)
 • Total 1,572
 • Density 6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)
Website www.tostamaa.ee

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.[1]

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.

Several islands and islets in the Gulf of Riga, including Sorgu and Manilaid, belong to Tõstamaa Parish.

Tõstamaa is home to the historic Tõstamaa Keskkool.

Settlements[edit]

Small borough

Tõstamaa

Villages

Alu - Ermistu - Kastna - Kavaru - Kiraste - Kõpu - Lao - Lõuka - Manija - Männikuste - Päraküla - Peerni - Pootsi - Rammuka - Ranniku - Seliste - Tõhela - Tõlli - Värati

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population figure and composition". http://www.stat.ee Statistics Estonia. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 58°19′59″N 23°59′56″E / 58.333°N 23.999°E / 58.333; 23.999