Tapa Parish

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Tapa Parish
Tapa vald
Municipality of Estonia
Flag of Tapa Parish
Flag
Coat of arms of Tapa Parish
Coat of arms
Tapa Parish within Lääne-Viru County.
Tapa Parish within Lääne-Viru County.
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Lääne-Virumaa lipp.svg Lääne-Viru County
Administrative centre Tapa
Government
 • Mayor Alari Kirt
Area
 • Total 262.8 km2 (101.5 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 7,849
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Website www.tapa.ee

Tapa Parish (Estonian: Tapa vald) is a rural municipality in Lääne-Viru County in northern Estonia.

The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Tapa. It is located 70 km east of Estonia's capital, Tallinn.

History[edit]

Tapa Parish was established in October 2005 by merging the town of Tapa with Lehtse and Saksi rural municipalities.

Local government[edit]

Chairman of the Council (Estonian: volikogu esimees):

  • 2005-2009 - Aleksander Sile
  • 2009-2013 - Urmas Roosimägi
  • from 2013 - Urmas Roosimägi

Mayor (Estonian: vallavanem):

  • 2005-2009 - Kuno Rooba
  • 2009-2013 - Alari Kirt
  • from 2013 - Alari Kirt

Geography[edit]

Populated places[edit]

There is one town Tapa, one small borough Lehtse and 25 villages: Imastu, Jootme, Jäneda, Karkuse, Kuru, Kõrveküla, Linnape, Loksu, Lokuta, Läpi, Läste, Moe, Nõmmküla, Näo, Patika, Piilu, Pruuna, Rabasaare, Raudla, Rägavere, Räsna, Saiakopli, Saksi, Tõõrakõrve, Vahakulmu.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°16′00″N 25°57′00″E / 59.266667°N 25.95°E / 59.266667; 25.95