Urvaste

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Urvaste
Urvastõ (Võro)
Village
Urvaste church
Urvaste church
Urvaste is located in Estonia
Urvaste
Urvaste
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 57°54′54″N 26°35′00″E / 57.91500°N 26.58333°E / 57.91500; 26.58333Coordinates: 57°54′54″N 26°35′00″E / 57.91500°N 26.58333°E / 57.91500; 26.58333
Country  Estonia
County Võrumaa lipp.svg Võru County
Municipality Urvaste valla lipp.gif Urvaste Parish
Population (26.05.2004[1])
 • Total 147

Urvaste (Võro: Urvastõ) is a village in Urvaste Parish, Võru County, in southeastern Estonia. It has a population of 147 (as of 26 May 2004).[1]

Urvaste church dates from the early 1300s and is the only medieval rural church in Estonia built in the form of a basilica. The interior dates mainly from the late 19th century.[2]

Tamme-Lauri oak, the thickest and oldest tree in Estonia, is located in Urvaste.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Urvaste valla arengukava 2005–2013" (in Estonian). Urvaste vald. p. 6. 
  2. ^ Viirand, Tiiu (2004). Estonia. Cultural Tourism. Kunst Publishers. pp. 228–229. ISBN 9949407184.